§ 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 for200W 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.
Number March 1984 6,686 March 1985 7,120 March 1986 6,643 March 1987 5,950 March 1988 4,362