§ 51. Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many were unemployed in Newham at the latest available date; what were the comparable figures two years previously; and what are the figures for the United Kingdom and for Greater London.
§ Mr. Alison
The attached table gives the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the areas specified at October 1980 and October 1982. It also gives the numbers of unemployed claimants—from now on the count is based on claimants—at October 1982.432W
October 1980 October 1982 Registered unemployed Registered unemployed Unemployed claimants Newham* 9,216 16,038 16,397 United Kingdom 2,062,866 3,295,128 3,049,008 Greater London 205,388 389,055 341,533
* Taken as the area covered by the East Ham, Plaistow and Stratford employment offices.