HC Deb 11 July 1990 vol 176 c212W
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.

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