HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 cc618-9W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the current number of(a) men and (b) women unemployed (i) as a percentage of the work force and (ii) in total for each council or other convenient geographical area. [22010]

Mr. Ancram

Travel-to-work areas are the only geographical areas within Northern Ireland for which both unemployment numbers and rates are available. Male, female and total figures for Northern Ireland TTWAs at 8 February 1996 are shown in the following table:

The Attorney-General

No such payments have been made by the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Government Property Lawyers or the Serious Fraud Office.

The Crown Prosecution Service has made the following payments in respect of alleged equal opportunities breaches which did not proceed to tribunals or courts:

  • 1994: 2 payments of £4,000 each to existing staff.
  • 1995: 1 payment of £17,595.80 to a former member of staff.
  • 1996: Nil.