HC Deb 06 June 1995 vol 261 cc97-8W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for City of Durham (Mr. Steinberg) of 9 May,Official Report, columns 437–38, on training and employment, if he will break down the information by region.

Mr. Paice

Regional information on graduate unemployment, on the ILO definition, is given in the following table. Information on the proportion of trainees on government training programmes who move from their training into related areas of employment is not available at regional level.

ILO Unemployed Graduates of working age by region

Autumn 1994 (Great Britain, not seasonally adjusted)

  • Great Britain: 185,000
  • North: N/A
  • Yorks and Humber: 19,000
  • East Midlands: 12,000
  • East Anglia: N/A
  • South East: 73,000
  • South West: 14,000
  • West Midlands: 10,000
  • North West: 17,000
  • Wales: N/A
  • Scotland: 17,0000
  • Source: Labour force survey.
  • N/A—not available, estimate below 10,000.