§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown of those unemployed in Scotland by standard industrial classification order.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The following table gives the number of people registered as unemployed in Scotland on 14 May 1981, the latest date for which an analysis by industry of the unemployment register is available.
Industry Number Agriculture, Foresty, Fishing 6,022 Mining and Quarrying 4,176 Food, Drink and Tobacco 11,766 Coal and Petroleum Products 252 Chemicals and Allied Industries 2,922 Metal Manufacture 5,174 Mechanical Engineering 10,183 Instrument Engineering 1,867 Electrical Engineering 6,115 Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering 3,739 Vehicles 3,307 Metal Goods not elsewhere specified 4,893 Textiles 7,862 Leather, Leather Goods and Fur 491 Clothing and Footwear 5,428 Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc. 2,514 Timber, Furniture, etc. 2,276 Paper, Printing and Publishing 3,583 Other Manufacturing Industries 2,458 Construction 47,049 Gas, Electricity and Water 895 Transport and Communication 11,567 Distributive Trades 27,710 Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services 4,687 Professional and Scientific Services 11,572 Miscellaneous Services 29,789 Public Admininstration and Defence 16,923 Not classified by industry 50,970 GRAND TOTAL 286,190