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Unemployed Persons

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of registered unemployed persons in England and in Wales, respectively, has been unemployed for over eight weeks.

At 10 January, the proportions were 72·2 per cent. in England and 74·7 per cent. in Wales.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the rate of unemployment in the United Kingdom in each of the years since becoming a member of the European Economic Community.