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:
|(a)Average for development areas in Wales||7·1|
|(b) Travel-to-work areas with a higher unemployment rate than the average for the development areas in Wales:|
|Merthyr and Rhymney||9·4||DA|
|Bangor and Caernarfon||9·0||IA|
|Blaenau Gwent and Abergavenny||8·5||DA|
|Pontypridd and Rhondda||7·5||DA|
|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".