HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc722-3W
Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for Employment which of the matters for which he is responsible in England he is not responsible for in Scotland; for which matters he is currently responsible in Scotland and which matters for which he is currently responsible in Scotland will become the responsibility of the Scottish Assembly and executive under the terms of the Scotland Bill.

Mr. Booth

The Secretary of State for Scotland is currently responsible in Scotland for the activities of the Manpower Services Commission and its executive arms the Employment Service Agency and the Training Services Agency and for oversight of the careers service, for which I am responsible in England. I am currenly responsible for the administration in Scotland of the Government's programme of temporary employment measures, including the temporary employment subsidy and the small firms employment subsidy; wages inspection; employment agency licensing; notification of redundancies, redundancy payments, insolvency payments and the maternity pay fund; and unemployment benefit. Schedule 10 lists all the matters for which legislative competence is devolved to the Scottish Assembly. None of my responsibilities is devolved by that schedule. Schedule 11 devolves to the Scottish Executive executive competence in relation to certain matters in Scotland for which I am responsible.