HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 cc343-4W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many registered disabled persons, men, women and young people, were unemployed in Scotland at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. George Younger

I have been asked to reply.

On 11 January 1979, the most recent date for which statistics analysed by age are available, 5,315 registered disabled persons were registered as unemployed in Scotland (4,494 males, 821 females) of whom 206 (119 males, 87 females) were under 20 years of age. On 14 June 1979 the total was 5,457 (4,517 males, 940 females).