§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the current level of unemployment in Dundee and what plans he has for attracting new industry to the city.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Government share the hon. Member's concern about the level of unemployment in Dundee, which on 11 December 1980 was 12,814–13.1 per cent. The priority given to attracting new industry to Dundee is shown by the fact that the city enjoys the highest category of assisted area status, and the Scottish Development Agency is widely active in the city.