§ Mr. Geraint Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of those currently unemployed in Wales are under 25 years of age; what was the corresponding figure for 1971 and 1981; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
In October 1991 32.3 per cent. of all unemployment claimants in Wales were under 25 years of age. The earliest comparable month for which data are available is October 1983, when the corresponding figure was 42.8 per cent.