To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, what measures he is taking to improve job prospects in the district council area of Easington.
All my Department's employment, training and enterprise measures are available in Easington. Unemployment has fallen by 608 in the Easington local authority area in the last year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are his plans to amalgamate the jobcentre in Peterlee with the unemployment benefit office; and whether there will be redundancies.
The employment service has been created to provide a more effective and coherent service to the unemployed. There are no current plans to amalgamate Peterlee jobcentre and unemployment benefit office.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of job vacancies notified to the jobcentres at Seaham and Peterlee, in September, October and November.
The following information is in the Library. The number of vacancies notified to Peterlee, Seaham and Wingate jobcentres between 5 September and 2 October 1987 was 436. Separate figures for Seaham and Peterlee jobcentres are not collected. Figures are not yet available for the periods 3 October to 7 November and 8 November to 4 December.