asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the numbers of those in employment and available for employment in (a) Cardiff, North and (b) Wales in 1979, 1983 and at the latest convenient date.
The full information requested is not available. I shall write to my hon. Friend about the figures for the Cardiff area. For Wales the total in employment, including the self-employed, in June 1979, 1983 and 1984 were 1,133,000, 1,019,000, and 1,043,000 respectively. For the same dates, the numbers of unemployed claimants were 73,500, 162,160, and 162,941 and for May 1985, 178,467.