§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the average level of unemployment in Dundee in each of the past four years in the following industries: (a) engineering and (b) construction.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
[pursuant to his reply, 29 November 1982, c. 9]: During each of the past four years the average number of persons registered as unemployed at the Dundee employment and careers offices who had last worked in the engineering and construction industries were as follows:
Engineering‡ Construction≑ 1978* 993 892 1979* 901 760 1980* 1,211 1,118 1981† 1,822 1,649
* Average of four quarterly counts.
† Average of three quarterly counts (quarterly counts discontinued after August 1981).
‡ Engineering: Standard Industrial Classification Orders VII-XII.
≑ Construction: Standard Industrial Classification Order XX.