§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the number of unemployed people in the Paisley, South constituency for each September between 1979 until 1990.
Unemployment figures for parliamentary constituencies have only been available since June 1983. The following information is available in the Library. The table shows the number of unemployed claimants in the Paisley, South parliamentary constituency in each September for the years 1983 to 1990.
The number of unemployed claimants in the Paisley South parliamentary constituency in September of each year (not seasonally adjusted) Year Number 1983 6,021 1984 5,854 1985 5,710 1986 5,596 1987 5,228 1988 4,317 1989 3,147 1990 2,785
Direct comparisons are affected by the changes in the coverage of the count that have occurred over the period.
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table in ranked order
1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 (to date) Item £ Item £ Item £ 12 cameras and photographic equipment 17,195 Six cameras 2,278 10 cameras 1,100 Five typewriters 2,070 Two typewriters 850 Six dictation machines 220 One video camera 1,144 Six dictation machines 456 One telephone and answer machine 200 Three video recorders 2,300 Four telephones/ancillaries 240 One video camera and two video recorders 2,200 Three dictation machines 188 One TV and video 680 One visual display unit, printer 2,100
showing the total rises in unemployment over the past 12 months in the 50 worst affected parliamentary constituencies.