§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Prime Minister what terms of reference are being given to the Security Commission for its inquiry into the Bettaney case.
§ The Prime Minister
The terms of reference areTo investigate the circumstances in which breaches of security have or may have occurred arising out of the case of Michael John Bettaney, who was found guilty on 16 April 1984, of offences under the Official Secrets Act 1911; and to advise in the light of that investigation whether any change in security arrangements is necessary or desirable.
Unemployed claimants 9 February 1984 8 March 1984 Males Females Total Males Females Total (a) Scotland 242,296 108,800 351,096 236,315 106,991 343,306 (b) Edinburgh travel-to-work area 22,989 10,693 33,682 22,463 10,446 32,929
§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were unemployed in (a) Scotland and (b) the Edinburgh travel-to-work area in February and March 1984, respectively; and what are the corresponding figures for men and women.
Unemployment percentage rates 9 February 1984 8 March 1984 Males Females Total Males Females Total (a) Scotland 18.7 11.6 15.7 18.3 11.4 15.4 (b) Edinburgh travel-to-work area 14.3 8.4 11.7 14.0 8.3 11.4
§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people have been unemployed for (a) over 26 weeks and (b) over 52 weeks at the latest available date in Scotland and the Edinburgh travel-to-work area, respectively; and what are the corresponding figures for men and women.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table shows the number of unemployed claimants by duration of unemployment in Scotland and in the Edinburgh travel-to-work area at 12 January 1984, the latest date for which information is available in this detail.
Unemployment at 12 January 1984 Males Females Total Scotland 26–52 weeks 42,326 24,172 66,498 over 52 weeks 99,628 29,517 129,145