§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in Lewisham, East have been unemployed for more than two years; what percentage of the unemployed in Lewisham, East this represents; how many are women; and how many are aged under 25 years.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The information requested is given in the following table:
Claimant unemployment in Lewisham, East—January 1994 Number Claimants unemployed for over 2 years: 11,319 Of which: Women 215 Under 25's 190 125 per cent. of all unemployed in the area.
Note: Claimant unemployment statistics by age and duration are available on the unadjusted basis from the NOMIS database in the Library for the months of January, April, July and October.