§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of those unemployed in Scotland (a) aged under 18 years and (b) aged under 21 years at the latest available date; and what are the comparable figures for the same dates in 1981, 1980, 1979 and 1975, respectively.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in Scotland who in April 1982—the latest date for which information is394W available—were aged under 18 years and under 20 years respectively, with comparable information for the same month in 1981, 1980 and 1979. The unemployment register was not analysed by age in April 1975.
Numbers Registered as Unemployed in April Each Year Age 1982 1981 1980 1979 Under 18 25,516 23,685 16,087 14,745 Under 20 60,493 52,664 36,166 32,039