HC Deb 08 June 1993 vol 226 c230W
Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest estimates from the labour force survey for each standard United Kingdom region of the number and percentage of(a) all males, (b) all adults over 50 years and (c) all males between 50 and 65 years, who are recorded as economically inactive.

Miss Widdecombe

The available information from the labour force survey is given in the table:

industry1 is from the 1991 census of employment. The estimated number of employees in employment at September 1991 were as follows:

Great Britain 76,700
Scotland 7,900
Wales 3,000
Northern Ireland2 1,700
1 Activity heading 4751 of the Standard Industrial Classification 1980.
2 Figure supplied by the Department of Economic Development, Northern Ireland.