HC Deb 05 December 1984 vol 69 cc209-10W
34. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of those aged over 50 years who are unemployed in Scotland and Lanarkshire in particular.

Mr. Allan Stewart

On 11 October 1984, the latest date for which the information is available, there were 54,403 unemployed claimants aged 50 and over in Scotland and 5,550 in the areas covered by jobcentres in Lanarkshire.