§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the unemployment rate in Scotland relative to that in Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and England.
§ Mr. Golding
Percentage rates are as follows:
Because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment group figures for November 1976 are not available.
Percentage rate of unemployment at October 1976 Scotland … … 7.3 Great Britain … … 5.7 United Kingdom … … 5.8 England … … 5.5
§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest total number of unemployed; and how many of these are from (a) the Civil Service, local authorities, nationalised industries and other public employment and (b) private sector employment respectively.
Employees in employment in Scotland (Thousands) June 1974 June 1975 June 1976* Iron and steel (general) and steel tubes (Minimum List Headings 311 and 312 of the Standard Industrial Classification). 27.9 29.5 — Metal manufacture (Order VI) 43.4 43.8 38.9 * Provisional.