§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were unemployed in Scotland and each of the four Scottish cities in June 1966 to June 1981.101W
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
[pursuant to his reply, 16 July 1981]: The information is given in the following table:
Numbers registered as unemployed June 1966 June 1981 Scotland 50,273 305,801 Aberdeen 1,632 8,177 Dundee 1,570 15,152 Edinburgh 2,436 20,036 Glasgow 14,531 69,205
Note: The figures for Edinburgh include those registered in the Leith and Portobello employment office areas. The Glasgow figures comprise the area covered by the present employment office areas of Cambuslang, Easterhouse, Glasgow Central, Govan, Hillington, Kinning Park, Maryhill, Parkhead, Partick, Rutherglen, Shawlands and Springburn.