§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Paymaster General what was the number of people registered as unemployed in the London borough of Wandsworth in May 1979; and what is the present number.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. On 10 October 1985 the number of unemployed claimants in the London borough of Wandsworth was 16,728. Comparable figures for May 1979 are not available because of changes in the way figures are collected. However, the number registered unemployed in jobcentre areas approximating to the London borough of Wandsworth in May 1979 was 5,698.