Labour Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1991.

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Photo of Mr David Hunt Mr David Hunt , Wirral West 12:00 am, 29th April 1991

One day, the hon. Gentleman will recognise what most people in Wales and throughout the United Kingdom already recognize—that Wales has a marvellous system of training and enterprise councils. Wales was the first part of the United Kingdom where they were put into operation and they are doing a marvellous job. I congratulate everyone connected with the TEC movement on the work that they are doing. When the hon. Gentleman looks at the statistics, I hope that he will observe one in which I take great pride: that in the past four years, long-term unemployment has gone down by 69 per cent.—from 78,014 in January 1986 to 24,020 in January 1991.