§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing the rank order of Scottish travel-to-work areas by unemployment rate at the latest date; and what were the corresponding figures for May 1979.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information requested is available in the House of Commons Library. However, the figures are not directly comparable due to the introduction of the claimant based count in October 1982 and the redefinition of the travel-to-work areas in September 1984.