§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the latest available figures which indicate unemployment in each parliamentary constituency and in each electoral ward in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Needham
The information available is as follows:
Numbers of unemployed claimants by parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland at 10 May 1990 Parliamentary constituency Total number of unemployed claimants Belfast East 3,994 Belfast North 6,588 Belfast South 4,465 Belfast West 9,222 East Antrim 4,576 East Londonderry 6,986 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 6,363 Foyle 9,835 Lagan Valley 4,604 Mid-Ulster 6,893 Newry and Armagh 6,889 North Antrim 5,027 North Down 3,400 South Antrim 3,927 South Down 5,117 Strangford 3,258 Upper Bann 4,920 Total 96,064
Note: Figures for parliamentary constituencies are estimated from ward data.
Since there are 566 electoral wards in Northern Ireland I will write to the hon. Member, giving unemployment figures for each electoral ward, and place copies of the information in the House of Commons Library.