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Labour Statistics

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if, on the basis of the labour force survey, he will list how many (a) men, (b) women, (c) men and women (i) said they would like a job and were available to start work in the next two weeks, (ii) said they would like a job but were not available to start work in the next two weeks but had sought work in the last four weeks and (iii) said they would like a job; and if he will provide estimates for Scotland, Wales and each region.

asked the Paymaster General (1) if he will list the numbers employed in each parliamentary constituency in 1984, on the basis of his results from the labour force survey, showing for each constituency the gains and losses in employees since 1981;(2) if he will publish the April unemployment rates for the United Kingdom and each region, including Scotland and Wales, using the new employment estimate contained in the 1984 census of employment.

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the numbers employed in (a) manufacturing industry and (b) manufacturing and construction industry in each parliamentary constituency in 1984, on the basis of his results from the labour force survey, showing for each constituency, the gains and losses in (a) manufacturing and (b) manufacturing and construction employees since 1981.

The information requested is not available. The labour force survey only provides estimates at national and regional level and is not designed to provide information for smaller areas such as parliamentary constituencies. The available constituency figures are the same as given in my reply to the hon. Member on 10 April 1987, at columns 435–443.

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the number of people who have been continuously unemployed since June 1983 for each region of the country and for Scotland and Wales.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend on 10 April 1987 at column 434.

Table 1
Establishments Covered by wages councils on register—January 1986
Wages CouncilsLondonSouth EasternEasternSouth WesternMidlandsNorth WesternYorkshire and HumbersideNorthernScotlandWalesTotal
Aerated Waters1010171105910025196411479
Clothing Manufacture1,7361335042121,3601,0004622103871796,183
Boot & Shoe Repairing87119221815723835923677241522,641
Button Manufacturing1835215651358
Coffin Furniture & Cerement Making12645927
Cotton Waste Reclamation41324142
Flax and Hemp111921
General Waste Materials Reclamation1215815710230332426186127861,525
Hairdressing Undertakings2,1722,3174,8022,6015,3995,6713,2851,9392,9001,64432,731
Hat, Cap & Millinery223484112112723133
Lace Finishing1633168
Linen & Cotton Handkerchief1123191245184177
Made-up Textiles40125321474635233916332
Ostrich & Fancy Feather511131425
Perambulator & Invalid Carriage216195512133
Retail Bespoke Tailoring21236833642505616377575
Rope, Twine & Net116121622154271105
Sack & Bag129215321345698
Toy Manufacturing1320572235523911714270
Retail Trades (Non-Food)15,1548,83713,9487,18420,02612,1018,8814,2909,4193,876103,716
Retail Food & Allied Trades9,70910,80416,7589,08313,90815,19310,3547,74912,2485,218111,024
Licensed Non-Residential4,0244,4088,4275,20012,0979,7257,0834,0215,3714,05364,409
Licensed Residential Establishment and Licensed Restaurant6,6072,8893,8055,2672,7392,3771,8351,4673,8162,02632,828
Unlicensed Place of Refreshment3,9381,5682,2111,5421,6911,5681,2208971,55186817,054
Table 2
Checks of pay carried out at establishments and underpayments found—analysis by wages council 1986
All checks pay (visited and not visited)Inspections by visit
Establishments checkedPercentage of register checkedNumber of establishments underpayingPercentage of establishments underpayingEstablishments visitedPercentage of register visitedNumber of establishments visited underpayingPercentage of establishments visited underpaying
Aerated Waters6513·611·5326·713·1
Clothing Manufacturing88214·331535·785313·831536·9
Boot and Shoe Repairing2168·22310·61887·12312·2
Button Manufacturing1119·010·61119·0