§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest information he has on levels of economic inactivity in Wales.
§ Mr. Redwood
According to the autumn 1993 labour force survey the number of economically inactive persons in Wales was 969,000. This represents 42 per cent. of all persons aged 16 and over in private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation. Individuals are classified as economically inactive if they are neither in employment nor unemployed on the International Labour Office measure. This includes people staying at home to run the household.