§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list the level of long-term youth unemployment in EEC member countries at the latest available date from sources which are available to him;
(2) what is the level of long-term youth unemployment in England and Wales at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The information for EEC member countries is available from the annual publication of the Statistical Office of the European Community (SOEC), Eurostat-Structure of Registered Unemployment in the Community, and for England and Wales from the Department's monthlyEmployment Gazette. These are available in the Library. The national figures published by SOEC are not comparable because of differences in definitions and coverage of the statistics.