HC Deb 18 February 1986 vol 92 c144W
59. Mr. Roger King

asked the Paymaster General how many people are currently unemployed in the west midlands; and how this compares with 12 months ago.

Mr. Lang

On 9 January 1986 the number of unemployed claimants in the west midlands region was 356,316. The corresponding figure for January 1985 was 357,111.