§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the latest available figures for unemployment in each parliamentary constituency and in each electoral ward in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Viggers
[holding answer 1 November 1988]: The numbers of unemployed claimants in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland at 8 September 1988 are set out in the table. Since there are 566 wards in Northern Ireland I shall write to the hon. Member giving September unemployment figures for each electoral ward. 822W
Parliamentary constituency Total Belfast East 4,598 Belfast North 7,744 Belfast South 5,850 Belfast West 11,013 East Antrim 5,610 East Londonderry 8,417 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 7,807 Foyle 11,164 Lagan Valley 5,713 Mid-Ulster 8,074 Newry and Armagh 8,287 North Antrim 6,067 North Down 4,278 South Antrim 5,257 South Down 5,823 Strangford 3,952 Upper Bann 6,089 115,743
Note: Figures for parliamentary constituencies are estimated from ward data.