§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the level of male unemployment in 1982 and at the latest available date in Alyn and Deeside.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
Information on the numbers claiming unemployment-related benefits for local areas such as parliamentary constituencies has only been available since June 1983.
In June 1983 there were 3,393 claimant unemployed men in the Alyn and Deeside parliamentary constituency. In April 1992, the latest date for which figures are available, the equivalent figure was 2,249.
These figures are on the unadjusted basis and are therefore affected by both seasonal influences and by changes in the coverage of the count.