§ Mr. Lofthouse
asked the Paymaster General how many jobs were available at jobcentres in (a) the Yorkshire and Humberside region and (b) the Castleford travel-to-work area in May 1979 and June 1986; and what are the latest figures available.
§ Mr. Lang
The following table shows the numbers of unfilled vacancies in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and at Castleford, Knottingley, Pontefract and Normanton jobcentres, which cover an area closely corresponding to the Pontefract and Castleford constituency. Vacancy figures for June 1986 will be available in the Library on 17 July.561W
Vacancies at Jobcentres (excluding community programme) Yorkshire and Humberside Region Castleford, Knottingley Pontefract and Normanton Jobcentres May 1979 17,674 425 May 1986 10,623 303