HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 cc1-2W
18. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number and percentage of persons unemployed in the Stornoway area at the latest count, and the numbers in Barra, South Uist, North Uist and Benbecula; and what firm prospects there are of continuing insurable employment being provided locally in the immediate future.

Mr. Godber

On 13th January, 1,534 or 27.7 per cent. and 141, 191, 111 and 42 respectively.

I have no fresh information of new jobs in prospect for these areas at the present time but they do of course all remain eligible for assistance under the Local Employment Acts.