§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make funds available to local authorities for recycling and other environmental protection measures.
§ Mr. Rifkind
I support expenditure by local authorities through aggregate external finance, which assists the
Long-term unemployed1 Claimants January 1980 Registrants January 1983 January 1989 October 1989 October 1989 as a percentage of all claimants Scotland 46,915 119,874 106,190 86,192 40 Strathclyde 29,393 75,242 63,515 53,266 52 Greenock and Port Glasgow2 29,393 75,242 3,123 2,498 49
Source: Department of Employment.
1 Unemployed for more than 52 weeks.
2 Figures on the number unemployed analysed by Parliamentary Constituency are available only from June 1983.
§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown of the unemployment statistics for Greenock and Port Glasgow by district electoral division, or on another convenient basis; and what were the comparable figures for 1988.