HC Deb 04 November 1986 vol 103 c377W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Paymaster General if he will indicate the nature of each change in the basis of the calculation of the total number of unemployed persons since 1979 and the effect, in terms of numbers, on the unemployed register consequent upon each change.

Mr. Lee

A full description of all the changes since 1979 which have so far affected the published unemployment figures was given on page 422 of the October 1986 edition ofEmployment Gazette, a copy of which is the Library.