§ Miss Maynard
asked the Secretary of State for Employment by how much the rate of increase in women's unemployment exceeds that of male unemployment.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 15 April 1980, c. 438]: Over the last six months unemployment in Great Britain, excluding school leavers and seasonally adjusted, has risen by 14 per cent. for females and by 11 per cent. for males.