§ 20. Sir Anthony Meyer
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current level of unemployment in Wales at the latest available date; and what it was 12 months previously.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
On 8 October 1987, the number of unemployed claimants in Wales was 148,000, 26,055 lower than the corresponding figure for 1986.
§ 22. Mr. Ray Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the most recent published number of unemployed males and females in the Ogmore/Mid Glamorgan area and in Wales as a whole; and what was the number for the same areas in May 1979.411W
§ Mr. Grist
On 8 October 1987, 2.938 males and 903 females were unemployed in the Ogmore constituency. The corresponding figures for Mid Glamorgan were 21,309 and 7,109; and for Wales 105,413 and 42,637. Unadjusted figures for 1979 are not available on a basis that enables a valid comparison to be made.