§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish figures to show the total number of vacancies notified to jobcentres in Scotland and other employment offices between the period 1 May 1979 and the latest available date.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The number of vacancies notified to jobcentres and employment offices in Scotland between 5 May 1979—the nearest date to 1 May for which figures are available—and 4 February 1983—the latest date for which information is available—was 868,535. The figures do not, however, purport to be a measure of all vacancies in Scotland.