HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 cc390-1W
Mr. Norman Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many unemployed persons there are in each of the following districts: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Strathkelvin, and Bearsden and Milngavie; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Unemployment figures are not available for district council areas as such. The table below shows the number of persons registered as unemployed on 10 April 1980 in employment office areas which are wholly or partly included in each of the districts specified.

each year since their opening, what profit or loss they have recorded, when both running costs and capital charges are included in the calculation.

Mr. Rifkind

The toll bridges on major traffic roads in Scotland are the Forth road bridge, the Tay road bridge and the Erskine bridge. The accounts of the first two are the responsibility of the respective joint boards, copies and details of which are available from the clerks to the joint boards. Erskine bridge is the direct responsibility of my right hon. Friend and the information requested is set out below. Details for 1979–80 are not yet available.

Year Amount of deficiency
1971–72 696,724
1972–73 1,027,297
1973–74 1,180,530
1974–75 1,342,902
1975–76 1,890,320
1976–77 1,517,284
1977–78 2,203,163
1978–79 2,532,484