§ 59. Mr. Arthur Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the latest unemployment figures for North-East Lancashire, including a separate breakdown of adult and youth unemployment; and if he will compare these with the figures for 1979.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
At October 1981, the latest date for which the quarterly age analysis is available, 28,045 people were registered as unemployed in North-East Lancashire and of these 2,259 were under 18 years of age. The corresponding figures at October 1979 were 9,532 and 814, respectively.