asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many of the unemployed in the Leyton and Walthamstow area have been on the register for more than one, two and three years, respectively; and what were the comparable figures one year previously.
The following table gives the numbers of unemployed people who at October 1980 and October 1981 had been on the register for the lengths of time specified in the area covered by the Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow employment offices:
|Duration in weeks||October 1980||October 1981|
|Over 52 and up to 104 weeks||441||1,775|
|Over 104 and up to 156 weeks||216||269|
|Over 156 weeks||213||316|