HC Deb 13 May 1981 vol 4 c285W
23. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs have come to Scotland since February 1980 to the present time; and how many jobs were lost in the same period.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Comprehensive information on job gains and losses is not available. However, selective financial assistance offered under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 in the period February 1980 to March 1981 is expected to provide 16,810 new jobs over the next few years. The number of redundancies notified in Scotland in the same period was 70,260.