§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of employees in both the Central and Fife regions, and Scotland as a whole, who were in part-time employment in 1979, and who are in part-time employment in 1983, or the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information is not available in the form requested. Bur the estimated numbers of employees in part-time employment in June 1978 in Central and Fife regions are 17,500 and 21,900 respectively; no estimates subsequent to 1978 are yet available for the regions. For Scotland as a whole the estimated number in June 1978 is 371,700—313,800 female — and the provisional estimate for September 1981 is 391,500—333,000 female. For June 1979 and June 1983, estimates for Scotland are available only for females, and are 330,000 and 331,000 respectively.