HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 cc557-8W
24. Mr. Amess

asked the Paymaster General if he will give the latest figures for unemployed people, and the percentage of unemployed, in Basildon.

Mr. Lee

On 8 January 1987, there were 8,695 unemployed claimants in the Basildon local authority district. Unemployment precentage rates are calculated only for self-contained labour markets; the smallest areas are travel-to-work areas.