HC Deb 29 February 1988 vol 128 c421W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if, in the light of the recent figures for unemployment in Durham compiled by the unemployment unit, a copy of which has been sent to him, he has any plans to review his Department's method of calculating those figures; and if he will made a statement.

Mr. Lee

I have no such plans. The count of claimants at unemployment benefit offices remains the only reasonable means of obtaining monthly unemployment figures, including figures for local areas such as Durham.

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