HC Deb 24 November 1965 vol 721 cc77-8W
Mr. George Y. Mackie

asked the Ministry of Labour (1) what is the net rise in employment figures in Scotland since 1945;

(2) how many new jobs have been created by Government action in Scotland since the end of the war.

Mr. Thornton

The only comprehensive information as to the net increase in

ment on the employment situation in North-East Scotland, with particular reference to Aberdeen, during the last 10 years, by particular trades and sexes.

Mr. Thornton

Following is the information:

the number of jobs is derived from changes in the estimated number of employees in employment, and owing to the considerable extension of National Insurance in 1948, comparable estimates of employment are available only from that year. Between 1948 and 1964, there was a net increase of about 81,000 in the numbers of employees in employment in Scotland. It is not practicable to say how many of these jobs were created by Government action.