HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c450W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of convictions for murder, culpable homicide and attempted murder in 1977; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous 20 years.

Mr. Millan

The information is set out in the table below:

Mr. Millan

The average level of unemployment in Scotland between May 1977 and April 1978 was 188,000. Estimates on a basis broadly comparable to current definitions indicate that in 1938–39 unemployment was significantly higher.

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