HC Deb 18 March 1975 vol 888 c361W
28. Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest Scottish unemployment figures; and how they compare with the figures for the South-East and Northern Regions.

Mr. John Fraser:

At 10th February there were 101,326 unemployed in Scotland. The percentage rates of unemployment were 4.7 in Scotland, 2.2 in the South-East and 5.2 in the Northern Region.

33. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the level of unemployment in Scotland.

Mr. John Fraser:

Although the February unemployment figures for Scotland showed a slight improvement on those for January the overall level of unemployment in Scotland is still too high. There has, however, been a significant improvement over the last year in the unemployment position in Scotland relative to that of Great Britain as a whole.

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