HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c561W
Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the total working population in each of the following employment office areas; Haddington, Musselburgh, Tranent, Eye-mouth, Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Peebles: and what were the comparative figures before the Industry Act 1972 came into effect.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The following table gives estimates of the working population in the areas specified, in June 1976—the latest date for which such estimates are available; and for June 1972—the last estimates available before the Industry Act 1972 came into operation in August 1972.

June 1976 June 1972
Haddington 7.8 7.8
Mussel burgh 14.6 14.1
Tranent 2.4 2.4
Eyemouth* 3.1 4.6
Galashiels* 13.5 13.1
Kelso* 5.6 4.8
Hawick* 12.0 10.8
Peebles 4.5 4.5
*Because of changes in local office boundaries the 1972 and 1976 figures for these offices are not strictly comparable.

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