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Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the latest available figures which indicate unemployment in each parliamentary constituency and in each electoral ward in Northern Ireland.

The information available is as follows:

Numbers of unemployed claimants by parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland at 10 May 1990
Parliamentary constituencyTotal number of unemployed claimants
Belfast East3,994
Belfast North6,588
Belfast South4,465
Belfast West9,222
East Antrim4,576
East Londonderry6,986
Fermanagh and South Tyrone6,363
Lagan Valley4,604
Newry and Armagh6,889
North Antrim5,027
North Down3,400
South Antrim3,927
South Down5,117
Upper Bann4,920

Note: Figures for parliamentary constituencies are estimated from ward data.

Since there are 566 electoral wards in Northern Ireland I will write to the hon. Member, giving unemployment figures for each electoral ward, and place copies of the information in the House of Commons Library.