HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 c562W
Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest unemployment figures for each of the following employment office areas: Haddington, Musselburgh, Tranent, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Kelso, Hawick and Peebles.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

At 12 July 1979, unemployment in each of these areas was as follows:

Employment office area Number unemployed Percentage rate
Haddington 441 5.7
Musselburgh 1,207 6.2*
Tranent 433 6.2*
Eyemouth 192 6.2
Galashiels 436 3.2
Kelso 171 3.1
Hawick 441 3.7
Peebles 110 2.4
* Percentage rate relates to the Edinburgh travel to work area which also comprises Edinburgh, Leith, Portobello, Dalkeith, Loanhead and Penicuik employment office areas.