§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give a regional breakdown in percentage terms of the number of the unemployed in each region who have been out of work for over one year on the most recently available figures.
The information is available in the Library. Unemployment figures by duration are produced quarterly. The table shows the percentage of unemployed claimants who have been unemployed for 12 months or more for each region in July 1990, the latest available date.
Region 1Percentage South East (excluding Greater London) 19.4 East Anglia 21.1 Greater London 28.9 South West 23.2 West Midlands 32.8 East Midlands 27.8 Yorkshire and Humberside 32.2 NorthWest 35.7 Northern 34.0 Wales 27.7 Scotland 35.8 Northern Ireland 51.3 United Kingdom 31.6 1 Percentage of unemployed claimants who have been unemployed for 12 months or more in each region.
The most recent estimates of employment in travel-to-work areas are taken from the September 1987 census of employment. They cover employees in employment and exclude the self-employed. The five travel-to-work areas with the highest percentage of employment in manufacturing industry were:
1Percentage Haverill 56.0 Pendle 55.4 Barrow-in-Furness 54.6 Hawick 53.6 Accrington and Rossendale 48.9 1 Employees in Divisions 2 to 4 of the Standard Industrial Classification 1980, as a percentage of all employees in the travel-to-work area.
§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many were employed in the(a) agricultural industry, (b) coal mining industry, (c) shipbuilding and ship-repair industries and (d) the steel industry as at June of 1988 and 1989.
The information is given in the table:
Employees in employment Great Britain Thousands Industries (SIC 1980) June 1988 June 1989 Agriculture and horticulture (Class 01) 276.4 262.5 Coal extraction and solid fuels (Group 111) 121.0 101.8 Iron and steel (Group 221) 45.7 36.2 Shipbuilding and ship repairing (Group 361) 52.8 43.7