§ Mr. Alan Clark
The following table gives the figures for unemployed claimants in the Burnley travel-to-work area who, on 13 October 1983, the latest date for which the statistics are available, had been unemployed for the lengths of time specified. It also gives the figures for those who had been unemployed for over 18 months to two years. The male figures are affected by the provisions announced in the 1983 Budget, which meant that some men aged 60 and over no longer had to sign on.
Duration in weeks Male Female Up to 26 weeks 1,591 935 Over 26 and up to 52 weeks 793 395 Over 52 and up to 78 weeks 505 200 Over 78 and up to 104 weeks 381 108 Over 104 weeks 901 201