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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics on 26th January 1989.


Mr. William Powell To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which regions adult unemployment has fallen over the past year.

Mr. Burt To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which regions adult unemployment has fallen over the past year.

Mr. Major Adult unemployment has fallen sharply in every region of the United Kingdom over the last year, but fastest in the west midlands, the north west and Wales.

Mr. Michael Brown To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the fall in the number of long-term unemployed aged 18 to 24 years since October 1986.

Mr. Gerald Bowden To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the fall in the number of long-term unemployed aged 18 to 24 years since October 1986.

Mr. Andy Stewart To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the fall in the number of long-term unemployed aged 18 to 24 years since October 1986.

Mr. Major The latest available figures, for October 1988, show that the number of long-term unemployed aged between 18 and 24 has fallen by one half since October 1986.