§ Ms. Harman
asked the Paymaster General if he will give the number of people unemployed in the constituencies of Peckham, Bermondsey and Dulwich for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Trippier
Following is the available information, which is also in the Library. The table shows the numbers 647W of unemployed claimants in the parliamentary constituencies of Peckham, Southwark and Bermondsey and Dulwich in February of each year since 1984. The comparison is affected by the change in the compilation of the unemployment statistics in March 1986. Statistics of unemployment for parliamentary constituencies are derived from the ward-based system and are available only from June 1983.
Peckham Southwark and Bermondsey Dulwich February 1984 8,106 6,509 4,437 February 1985 8,806 6,875 4,910 February 1986 9,256 7,709 4,904 February 1987 8,877 7,501 4,556