§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the total number of jobs lost in the last 12 months; how many new ones are in prospect; and how many of those in prospect are for men and women, respectively.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
20,400 jobs for men and 16,300 jobs for women were estimated on 30th June to arise in Scotland over the next four years in authorised new industrial buildings and in buildings taken over by manufacturing industry. 37,700 redundancies were notified to the Department of Employment in manufacturing establishments in Scotland in the period 1st July, 1970 to 30th June, 1971.