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Labour Statistics

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will carry out a survey into the number of job vacancies in inner London and the reasons why these are not being filled by United Kingdom residents.

There is no evidence that the cost of such a survey would be justified.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of European Community nationals working in inner London and the rest of the United Kingdom at the present time.

The latest available information comes from the 1983 Labour force survey which showed that an estimated 350,000 nationals of member states of the European Community, other than the United Kingdom, were in employment in the United Kingdom. Of these, it is estimated that 130,000 were resident in Greater London and 220,000 elsewhere, but the location of their employment was not identified in the survey.