§ Mr. Lang
On 9 October 1986, the latest date for which information is available, the number of unemployed claimants aged under 25 in Scotland totalled 134,774. The figure for December 1979 is not available, but on 11 October 1979 the corresponding figure was 71,271. This information, shown on a quarterly basis, is available in the Library. The figures are not comparable due to the various changes which have taken place in the compilation of the statistics over the period.
§ Mr. Lang
On 9 October 1986, the latest date for which information is available, the number of unemployed claimants in each parliamentary constituency within Scotland was as shown in the table. This information is available in the Library. Unemployment rates are not calculated for parliamentary constituencies.
Unemployed claimants in Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies Constituency Unemployed claimants Aberdeen North 4,427 Aberdeen South 4,105 Angus East 4,200 Argyll and Bute 3,777 Ayr 5,003 Banff and Buchan 3,753 Caithness and Sutherland 2,367 Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 6,632 Central Fife 5,622 Clackmannan 4,692 Clydebank and Milngavie 4,676 Clydesdale 5,004 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 4,921 Cunninghame North 5,352 Cunninghame South 6,146 Dumbarton 5,404 Dumfries 3,901 Dundee East 7,887 Dundee West 6,523 Dunfermline East 5,073 Dunfermline West 3,713 East Kilbride 5,187 East Lothian 3,995 Eastwood 3,424 Edinburgh Central 5,490 Edinburgh East 4,580 Edinburgh Leith 6,852 Edinburgh Pentlands 3,503 Edinburgh South 4,377 Edinburgh West 2,592 Falkirk East 5,197 Falkirk West 4,674 Galloway and Upper Nithsdale 3,923 Glasgow Cathcart 4,492 Glasgow Central 7,506 Glasgow Garscadden 6,212 Glasgow Govan 6,093 Glasgow Hillhead 5,767 Glasgow Maryhill 8,153 Glasgow Pollock 7,525 Glasgow Provan 8,848 Glasgow Rutherglen 6,853
Constituency Unemployed claimants Glasgow Shettleston 6,688 Glasgow Springburn 8,477 Gordon 3,222 Greenock and Port Glasgow 8,574 Hamilton 6,624 Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber 6,299 Kilmarnock and Loudoun 5,479 Kincardine and Deeside 2,769 Kirkcaldy 5,085 Linlithgow 5,954 Livingston 5,280 Midlothian 4,537 Monklands East 6,138 Monklands West 5,019 Moray 4,156 Motherwell North 6,673 Motherwell South 5,459 North East Fife 2,537 North Tayside 2,985 Orkney and Shetland 1,653 Paisley North 5,379 Paisley South 5,381 Perth and Kinross 4,070 Renfrew West and Inverclyde 3,832 Ross and Cromarty and Skye 4,862 Roxburgh and Berwickshire 1,918 Stirling 3,924 Strathkelvin and Bearsden 3,757 Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale 1,800 Western Isles 2,284
§ Mr. Lang
On 9 October 1986, the latest date for which information is available, the number of unemployed claimants in the Glasgow travel-to-work area was 113,412. The number of registrants at jobcentres in the Glasgow travel-to-work area on 6 December 1979 totalled 52,602. This information is available in the Library. The figures are not comparable due to the various changes which have taken place in the compilation of the statistics over the period.
§ Mr. Lang
The restart programme and the community programme are the two principal measures designed to assist the long-term unemployed.
In the restart programme, which was introduced nationwide on 1 July 1986, Scottish figures show that 89 per cent. of the client group identified to date have been contacted, with 71 per cent. being either counselled or excused counselling. An offer of assistance was made to 91 per cent. of those interviewed. 75 per cent. of interviewees accepted the offer.
On 31 October 1986 there was a total of 32,121 filled places on community programme projects in Scotland. During the year to 30 September 1986 there were 38,976 entrants to the community programme, of whom 58.2 per cent. had been unemployed for 12 months or more.
These figures provide a good indication of the high proportion of long-term unemployed people in Scotland now benefiting from Government employment measures.