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Labour Statistics

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing (a) the latest average unemployment rate in development areas in Wales and (b) the unemployment rate on the same date for each travel-to-work area which had an unemployment rate higher than the average for development areas in Wales, denoting which of the areas have in their territory a development area.

The information requested is given in the table:

Per cent.1Status
(a)Average for development areas in Wales7·1
(b) Travel-to-work areas with a higher unemployment rate than the average for the development areas in Wales:
Merthyr and Rhymney9·4DA
Bangor and Caernarfon9·0IA
Blaenau Gwent and Abergavenny8·5DA
South Pembrokeshire8·1DA
Pontypridd and Rhondda7·5DA
1 Workforce-based unemployment rate, per cent., April 1990.
DA denotes development area.
IA denotes intermediate area.

Note: Development areas are defined in terms of "Travel-to-Work areas".