HC Deb 27 April 1988 vol 132 cc199-200W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest total number of people unemployed in the constituency of Basildon, and for the same period in each year since 1983.

Mr. Lee

The following information is in the Library. The table shows the number of unemployed claimants in the parliamentary constituency of Basildon in March of each year since 1984. Unemployment statistics for parliamentary constituencies are derived from the ward. based system and are available only from June 1983. The comparison is affected by the change in the compilation of the unemployment statistics in March 1986.

March 1984 6,686
March 1985 7,120
March 1986 6,643
March 1987 5,950
March 1988 4,362

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