HC Deb 02 August 1965 vol 717 cc236-7W
Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the approximate percentage of Scotland which is not included in development areas; and what is the percentage of Scotland's population which resides and works in these areas.

Mr. Ross

Approximately 35 per cent. of Scotland by area lies outside the employment exchange areas currently scheduled as development districts. About one-quarter of Scotland's total population lives outside development districts, and a similar proportion of insured employees works there.