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Unregistered Unemployed Persons

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to ascertain the number of unemployed who are not registered as being unemployed.

My Department has obtained estimates of the numbers of those seeking work who are not registered as unemployed using information from sample surveys. The latest estimates were given in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for West Stirlingshire (Mr. Canavan) earlier today.