§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage rate of unemployment (a) in total, (b) among young people and (c) among ethnic minorities in each of the following areas; and what are the similar regional figures for the areas concerned: Deptford, Brixton, Walthamstow, Battersea, Southall, Wood Green, Tottenham, Bedminster, Avonmouth, Swindon, Gloucester, Cirencester, Chester, Derby, Crewe, Highfield (Leicester), Handsworth, Liverpool 8, Toxteth, Blackpool, Blackburn, Moss Side, Bradford, Halifax, Hull and Leeds.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 24 July 1981]: The information is available only for total 410W unemployed and relates to travel-to-work areas which consist of employment office areas either singly or grouped to form travel-to-work areas. For areas in London the rate relates to the Greater London Council area. Rates of unemployment by age are not available below national level; rates for unemployed ethnic minorities cannot be calculated as there are no estimates available of the numbers of employees for this group of workers. The following is the available information at 9 July.
Total percentage rate of unemployment at 9 July 1981 (provisional) Per cent. South East Region 8.3 Greater London 8.0 South West Region 10.0 Bristol* (includes Bedminster and Avonmouth) 10.0 Swindon 10.4 Gloucester 9.2 Cirencester 9.7 East Midlands Region 10.9 Derby* 8.4 Leicester* 11.0 West Midlands Region 14.2 Birmingham* (includes Handsworth) 15.0 North West Region 14.4 Chester 12.2 Crewe* 10.0 Liverpool* 18.1 Blackpool* 11.2 Blackburn* 13.9 Manchester* (includes Moss Side) 12.3 Yorkshire and Humberside Region 12.7 Bradford* 13.6 Halifax* 11.9 Hull* 16.1 Leeds* 10.8 * Travel-to-work area comprising two or more employment office areas.