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Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General how many people have participated in job relief schemes in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area since 1979.

The number in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area in receipt of an allowance under the job release scheme on 6 November 1985 was 441. Cumulative travel-to-work area figures are not available back to 1979.

asked the Paymaster General how many jobs are being supported by job protection or job creation schemes in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area.

Some 8,000 people are currently being supported by our employment and training measures in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area.

asked the Paymaster General if he will publish a table showing the registered number of vacancies by standard industrial classification in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area.

The following information is in the Library. The table shows the numbers of unfilled vacancies at jobcentres which cover an area closely corresponding to the Portsmouth travel-to-work area as at 2 August 1985, the latest date for which an analysis according to the 1980 standard industrial classification is available.

Unfilled vacancies—Jobcentres in the Portsmouth travel-to-work area August 1985
Standard Industrial Classification 1980Unfilled vacancies
Agriculture, forestry and fishing12
Coal extraction0
Mineral oil and natural gas extraction0
Mineral oil processing0
Nuclear fuel production0
Gas, electricity and water0
Extraction of other minerals and ores1
Metal manufacture0
Manufacture of non-metallic products0
Chemical industry7
Production of man-made fibres0
Manufacture of metal goods39
Mechanical engineering6
Manufacture of office machinery and data processing equipment51
Electrical and electronic engineering0
Manufacture of motor vehicles4
Shipbuilding and repairing9
Manufacture of aerospace and other transport equipment7
Instrument engineering2
Food, drink and tobacco4
Leather, footwear and clothing7
Timber and furniture17
Paper, printing publishing7
Other manufacturing7
Wholesale distribution9
Retail distribution116
Hotel and catering75
Repair of consumer goods and vehicles4
Insurance, banking, finance and business services56
Public administration and defence57
Medical and other health services33
Other services—not elsewhere classified56