HC Deb 09 April 1963 vol 675 cc127-8W
80. Mr. Ross

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will schedule Kilmarnock and the Irvine Valley areas of Ayrshire under the Local Employment Act.

Mr. D. Price

No. Although unemployment in the Kilmarnock Group of Employment Exchanges has risen significantly in recent months the average of wholly unemployed for the past 12 months was only 2.9 per cent. This is well below the figure prevailing in the development districts.