§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment he has made of the reasons for the decline in unemployment in London being slowest in the London borough of Newham.
§ Mr. Nicholls
In the period December 1987 to December 1989 unemployment in Newham fell by 28.3 per cent. The two London labour market studies commissioned by my Department have included Newham. In addition to the normal range of training and employment measures available in Newham as elsewhere there are a number of special projects in Newham to help local people into employment.