HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc626-7W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people aged 16 and 17 years were unemployed in October 1987 in the area of the parliamentary constituency of Chelmsford.

Mr. Lee

The following information is in the Library. On 8 October 1987 the number of unemployed claimants in the Chelmsford parliamentary constituency aged 16 was 47. Those aged 17 similarly numbered 47.

Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will tabulate in full such research findings as may be available to him showing what proportion of the reduction in unemployment quarterly since June 1986 comes from (i) increased employment in service industries, (ii) a slower rate of job loss in manufacturing, (iii) the expansion of special measures, and within that (iv) the higher availability for work rules and (v) the application of the restart programme.

Mr. Cope

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment to the hon. Member on Wednesday 28 October at column289.