HC Deb 14 December 1987 vol 124 c336W
Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage increase in the number of unemployed people in the United Kingdom since May 1979, using the same method of calculation as in May 1979.

Mr. Lee

The information requested is not available. It is not possible to give a reliable estimate of unemployment now on the method used in 1979.