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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give figures for unemployment in the east midlands region in 1985 and 1990.
The level of unemployment, seasonally adjusted, in the east midlands, was 102,900 or 5·3 per cent. in October 1990 compared with 185,400 or 9·8 per cent. in October 1985.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the level of unemployment in Amber Valley in 1985 and 1990.
In October 1990 the numbers of unemployed claimants, not seasonally adjusted, in the Amber Valley parliamentary constituency were 1,958. This compares with 4,057 in October 1985 and represents a fall of 51·7 per cent.