§ 56. Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest Scottish unemployment figures, and how they compare with the same date in 1971.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At January, 1972, the number of people registered as unemployed in Scotland was 154,302, of whom 4,091 were temporarily stopped. The corresponding figures for January, 1971, were 115,134 and 2,097.
§ 63. Mr. Millan
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies in Scotland were notified to his Department in the last available month.
§ Mr. Paul Bryan
Not all redundancies are notified to my Department, and it is not the practice to keep records of every minor redundancy. However, our records show that redundancies involving 3,520 workpeople were notified in the period 7th December, 1971, to 10th January, 1972.