§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of of State for Scotland what is the number of (a) primary teachers and (b) secondary teachers registered as unemployed in each region and island authority in Scotland; and what percentage of each has been unemployed for more than one year.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The numbers of primary and secondary schoolteachers registered as unemployed in each region and island authority in Scotland on 13 September 1979—the latest date for which unemployment figures analysed by occupation are available—are set out in the table below. Information about duration of unemployment is not available in relation to individual occupations.
Region Primary teachers Secondary teachers Borders 9 6 Central 49 20 Dumfries and Galloway 18 6 Fife 50 26 Grampian 86 61 Highland 23 19 Lothian 182 120 Strathclyde 329 119 Tayside 65 43 Orkney Nil 2 Shetland 4 2 Western Isles 4 6 Scotland 819 430