HC Deb 17 December 1963 vol 686 c197W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women, respectively, who were formerly employed in the linoleum industry in Kirkcaldy, were registered as unemployed in August 1963, and at the latest available date.

Mr. Whitelaw

On 9th December there were 140 men and 94 women registered as unemployed at Kirkcaldy Employment Exchange who were last employed in the linoleum industry, compared with 199 and 103, respectively, on 12th August, 1963.

Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Labour how many people were employed

Employment Exchange Area 12th December, 1960 11th December, 1961 10th December, 1962 9th December, 1963
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Kirkcaldy 3.2 3.7 6.3 5.9
Leven and Methil (including Buckhaven)
Burntisland 3.4 3.2 5.6 5.0
GREAT BRITAIN 1.6 1.7 2.5
1. The percentage given for Kirkcaldy and Leven and Methil are those for the Kirkcaldy group which also includes Glenrothes.
2. The percentages given for Burntisland are those for the Dunfermline group which also includes Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath and Inverkeithing.
3. The December, 1963 rate for Great Britain will not be available until 19th December.