§ Mr. Bermingham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what are the criteria for achieving relativities within ranking according to the score system on the accepted United Kingdom index of multiple deprivation; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what is the ranking according to the score system on the accepted United Kingdom index of multiple deprivation for (a) Bradford, (b) Birmingham, (c) Merseyside, (d) Manchester/Salford/Trafford and (e) Strathclyde; and if he will make a statement.344W
§ Mr. Trippier
The information is not available in the form requested. An index was included in an analysis of urban deprivation in all English authorities, based on the 1981 census, which was published as "Census Information Note No. 2: Urban Deprivation" in February 1983. It is available in the Library.
On the basis of that index which is available at district level, the rankings (out of 366 English local authorities) for the districts requested were:
Rankings (a) Bradford 32 (b) Birmingham 15 (c) Merseyside: Knowsley 26 Liverpool 15 St. Helens 86 Sefton 97 Wirral 94 (d) Manchester 11 Salford 38 Traflbrd 115
No comparable analysis is available for Strathclyde.