§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the level of youth unemployment in Scotland at the latest available date; and how this compares with the position in 1970 and 1973.
§ Mr. Golding
There were 8,928 unemployed young people in Scotland on 8th April 1976. The figures for April 1973 and April 1970 were 6,106 and 4,461, respectively. The figures, however, are not strictly comparable.