HC Deb 19 November 1986 vol 105 c210W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Paymaster General if he will provide the Treasury's estimate of unemployment totals for each quarter in the current financial year.

Mr. Lee

The Government do not forecast unemployment figures. However, following are the total numbers of unemployed claimants in the United Kingdom in the first three quarters of the 1986–87 financial year:

10 April 1986 3,325,058
10 July 1986 3,279,594
9 October 1986 3,237,154