asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed by his Department on unemployment work in Kilmarnock in May 1979; and what is the current number.
Table 1 gives the total numbers registered as unemployed at May 1979 and May 1982 analysed by sex.Table 2 gives the numbers of young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed at April 1979 and April 1982, the latest date for which the quarterly analysis by age and duration of unemployment is available. It also gives the total numbers of people unemployed for over 52 weeks. Easter school leavers are included in the figures for April 1982 but not for April 1979.
There are 49 staff engaged on unemployment work in Kilmarnock at present compared with 33·5 in May 1979.