§ Mr. Hain
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will give the latest actual and percentage figures for the number of adult males(a) registered unemployed, (b) receiving income support and (c) economically inactive for the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales and the South Wales valley initiative area.
§ Mr. McLoughlin:
[holding answer 10 December 1992]: The latest available information is given in the tables.
Male claimant unemployed aged 16 and over (not seasonally
adjusted) in October 1992
Number per cent. Rate1 United Kingdom 2,151,882 13.3 England 1,785,323 13.2 Wales 100,534 13.3 Scotland 184,744 12.8 Valleys Initiative Programme area2 25,954 18.5 1 Percentage of male workforce (the sum of unemployed claimants, employees in employment, self-employed, HM forces and participants on work-related Government training schemes). 2 Figures obtained from the Welsh Office.
Source: Employment Department. Monthly unadjusted claimant unemployment data.
Table 2 Males aged 16 and over in receipt of income support in May 1991 Number Percentage Great Britain2 1,965,000 9.1 England 1,645,000 8.9 Wales 111,000 10.4 Scotland 209,000 10.8 Valleys Initiative Programme area No data available 1 Males in receipt of Income Support as a percentage of the male population aged 16 and over. Population figures were obtained from the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) and apply to mid 1991. 2 No data is available for Northern Ireland.
Source: Department of Social Security (DSS). Income support Statistics Annual Enquiry May 1991.
Table 3 Males aged 16 and over economically inactive in Spring 1992 Number Percentage United Kingdom 5,733,000 26.3 England 4,746,000 26.0 Wales 489,000 25.7
Number Percentage Scotland 345,000 31.4 Valleys Initiative Programme area No data available 1 Males economically inactive as a percentage of the male population aged 16 and over.
Source: Labour Force Survey Spring 1992.