HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 cc475-8W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Paymaster General if he will publish in the Official Report the number of full-time and part-time employees in the labour force in each employment region in (a) 1979, (b) 1981, (c) 1983, (d) 1984 and (e) 1985 aged 16 to 19 years, 20 to 24 years, and 25 years and over, showing separately males and females by the standard Department of Employment categories of ethnic origin.

Mr. Lee

The regular quarterly employees in employment series does not identify age or ethnic origin. The labour force survey provides information on a different basis but allows the above analyses. The available information for the years requested is given in the table below. Because of considerations of sample size, it is not possible to provide the information requested by region.

1 Estimates relate to the Spring of each year. Figures for 1985 exclude those on Government schemes, whereas earlier years include those on schemes if reported as in employment.

2 An employee is shown as full-time or part-time according to whether he considers his job to be a full or part-time job.

3 Includes those who did not state their ethnic origin.

* Less than ten thousand.

Mr. Corrie

asked the Paymaster General if he will detail, ward by ward, the unemployment figures in Cunninghame district for 1979 and 1983; and what are the latest figures.

Mr. Lee

Following is the available information, which is also in the Library. The table shows the numbers of unemployed claimants in the electoral wards of Cunninghame local authority district for June 1983 and January 1987. The comparison is affected by seasonal factors and changes in the method of collection and compilation of the data. Statistics of unemployment for electoral wards are derived from the ward-based system and are available only from June 1983.

Electoral Ward 9 June 1983 8 January 1987
Ardrossan North 531 581
Ardrossan South 586 616
Arran 175 260
Beith 312 368
Bourtreehill 407 418
Broomlands 413 442
Dalry 298 321
Dreghorn 283 260
Fairlie, Skelmorlie and Cumbrae 141 250
Garnock East 259 281
Girdle Toll 239 260
Irvine North 442 506
Irvine Townhead 225 222
Irvine Vineburgh 649 596
Irvine West 406 394
Irvine Woodlands 461 535
Irvine Landward 231 242
Kilbirnie North 385 399
Kilbirnie South 405 467
Kilwinning East 503 581
Kilwinning South 533 615
Kilwinning West 289 304
Largs North 187 265
Largs South 121 195
Saltcoats East 547 520
Saltcoats North 507 501
South Beach 358 507
Stevenston North 622 574
Stevenston South 617 661
West Kilbride 260 330

Mr. Frank Cook

asked the Paymaster General what is the present number of quarterly signers signing on at unemployment benefit offices in Cleveland at (a) Stockton: Bayheath house, Prince Regent street, (b) Stockton: Daryl house, Park terrace, (c) Billingham: Kingsway house, West precinct, (d) Guisborough: Morgan drive, (e) Guisborough: Loftus market place, (f) Hartlepool: Raby road, (g) Middlesbrough: 36 Grange road and (h) Middlesbrough: Crown house, Wilson street.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

[pursuant to his reply, 27 February 1987]: The number of quarterly attenders signing at unemployment benefit offices in Cleveland at the offices listed is as follows:


Bayheath House

Prince Regent Street



Daryl House

Park Terrace


Kingsway House

West Precinct


8 Chaloner Street

(formerly at Morgan Drive)


23 High Street


Avenue Road

(same building as Hartlepool 2)


Raby Road


36 Grange Road


Crown House

5 Linthorpe Road


Crown House

5 Linthorpe Road

TOTAL 4,212