HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 cc585-6W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received from (a) individuals, and (b) groups within the Batyaffray area of Bearsden against the siting of licensed premises in the new shopping precinct in that vicinity.

1967 516
1968 505
1969 498
1970 489
1971 468
1972 457
1973 454
1974 448
1975 434

Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were employed in the textile industry in Scotland in each year since 1948, and, of these. how many were employed in (a) shirt-making, (b) shoe and boot making, (c) leather goods and luggage manufacture, (d) lace-making, (e) knitwear manufacture, (f) spinning and dyeing and (g) piece goods manufacture.

Mr. Gregor MacKenzie

The full information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, estimates of employment in the textile industry and in certain sectors of the textile, leather and footwear industries from 1965 are given in the following table. Headings refer to the standard industrial classification.

Mr. McElhone

Over 100 letters of representation have been received from individuals. This is, however, a local matter for the licensing board and the planning authority.