asked the Paymaster General how many people have been placed in work by job centres in the northern region in each year since 1983.
Following is the available information. The figures exclude placings on Government schemes.
asked the Paymaster General (1) how many new jobs have been created in the northern region in each year since 1983;(2) how many people are self-employed in the northern region; and how many were so in 1979 and 1983.
There are no figures for job losses and job gains.The available information is as follows:
Changes in the size of the Civilian Employed Labour Force1 since the previous December
December of each year
1 The Civilian Employed Labour Force is the sum of Employees in Employment and the Self Employed.
Numbers of self-employed people (based on labour force surveys)
asked the Paymaster General (1) how much will be spent on training and retraining in the northern region in the current year; and how much was spent in 1983;(2) how many places are being provided in each of his Department's training schemes in the current year in the northern region; and how many were so provided in 1983.
I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.