HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 cc37-8W
91. Mr. Willis

asked the Minister of Labour what estimate he has made of the number of jobs lost in Scotland as a result of closures and contractions in industrial undertakings since 1st January, 1960, to the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. P. Thomas

I estimate that since 1st January, 1960, about 9,500 workers have been discharged as redundant but there has been a net increase in employment of about 16,000. Both figures relate to manufacturing industry in Scotland.