HC Deb 09 February 1982 vol 17 c363W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many rape crisis centres exist in Scotland; and if he will consider providing funds to establish such centres in Scotland through the appropriate applications under the urban aid programme and provide the additional funds necessary to staff such centres with full time employees.

Mr. Rifkind

There are at present two rape crisis centres in Scotland. We would consider any application for grant under the urban programme in terms of the normal criteria and priorities, as set out in the reply my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Renfrewshire, East (Mr. Stewart) on 4 February 1981.—[Vol. 998, c. 134–35.] It should be said, however, that it is probable that such a centre would seek to serve a broader geographical area than the kind of area of multiple deprivation which is the target of the urban programme, and on these grounds might be unlikely to qualify for grant.

Number registered as unemployed on 14 January 1982
Males Per cent. Females Per cent. Total Per cent.
Edinburgh1 1 4,308 2,930 7,238
Edinburgh 2 5,933 1,971 7,904
Edinburgh 3 981 490 1,471
Leith 3,743 1,122 4,865
Portobello 2,277 714 2,991
Dalkeith 1,945 916 2,861
Loanhead 886 303 1,189
Musselburgh 2,203 1,002 3,205
Penicuik 470 276 746
Edinburgh travel-to-work area 22,746 14.3 9,724 7.7 32,470 11.4


Edinburgh 1—South St. Andrew Street Jobcentre.

Edinburgh 2—Shandwick Place Jobcentre.

Edinburgh 3—Wester Hailes Jobcentre.

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