HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc268-9W
92. Mr. Gordon Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on the net gains or loss of jobs in Scotland up to the latest date for which information is available.

Mr. Fernyhough

Information about the level of employment in Scotland is available quarterly from June, 1965, and the latest, which is provisional, is for December, 1968. Changes in the estimated numbers of employees in employment in Scotland between successive Decembers were: 1965 to 1966—minus 30,000; 1966 to 1967—minus 28,000, and 1967 to 1968—minus 9,000.