HC Deb 02 July 1980 vol 987 cc577-8W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many redundancies in the Burntisland, Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth employment areas, respectively, have been notified to his Department since 1 January 1980 to the latest available date.

Mr. Younger

The number of workers involved in redundancies of 10 or more

other and total road expenditure in 1978–79 and 1979–80, respectively.

Mr. Rifkind

The following table gives the information except for local authority expenditure in 1979–80 which will not be available for some time:

people notified to the Manpower Services Commission as likely to have occurred between 1 January 1980 and 27 June 1980 was as follows:

Employment Office Area and Number of Workers
Kirkcaldy (including Burntisland) 301
Leven 87

Mr. Gourlay

ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest percentage figures of male and female unemployment in the Burntisland, Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth areas, respectively.

Mr. Younger

Separate percentage rates are not available for the areas specified. On 12 June 1980 the unemployment rates in the Kirkcaldy/Leven, Glenrothes travel-to-work area, which includes Burntisland, were 10.8 per cent. for males and 10.5 per cent. for females.