HC Deb 27 November 1978 vol 959 cc35-6W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the latest unemployment figure for the North-Wales intermediate area, the Welsh development area, the Scottish development area and the North-West England intermediate area; and if he is satisfied with the present definition of development and intermediate areas.

survey of earnings in engineering indus-tries in June.

Mr. Golding:

Following is the unemployment information at 9th November:

Numbers registered as unemployed
North Wales Intermediate Area 4,180
Welsh Development Area 77,414
Scottish Development Area 169,227
North West Intermediate Area 116,633

Responsibility for the determination of assisted area status is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry.