§ 49. Mr. Fallon
asked the Paymaster General how many new jobs have been created in the northern region since March 1983.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Information about job gains and job losses is not available from the Department's statistics, but an indication of the net changes can be seen by comparing levels of employment at different dates.
Between March 1983 and June 1985 the civilian employed labour force in the Northern region is estimated to have decreased by 12,000.