§ Mr. Corrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people under the age of 20 years in Scotland have never had (a) full-time employment and (b) part-time employment.
§ Mr. Younger
The information is not available in the precise form requested. On 10 May 1948 the numbers of school or student leavers who had not entered employment since completing full-time education and who were claiming benefit in Scotland were 16,049, 9,105 and 13,212, respectively, for the age bands under 18 years, 18 years, and 19 years and over.
§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked 'be Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the number of people in Scotland employed in the following industries in 1980 and in the latest year: chemicals, aerospace, instrument engineering and electrical engineering.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The estimated numbers of employees in employment in Scotland at September 1981 were as follows:
Number Chemical industry 23,700 Aerospace equipment manufacturing and repairing 11,600 Instrument engineering 11,700 Electrical and electronic engineering 40,900
Estimates for 1980 or subsequent to 1981 are not available. These estimates are based on the 1980 standard industrial classification.
§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the percentage increase in unemployment in May 1984, compared with (a) May 1979, (b) May 1982 and (c) May 1983 in the following areas: (i) the Dunfermline employment office area, (ii) the Cowdenbeath employment office area, (iii) the Kirkcaldy employment office area, (iv) all areas in Scotland covered by special development area status, (v) all areas in Scotland covered by development area status, (vi) all areas in Scotland covered by intermediate area status, (vii) Scotland as a whole and (viii) Great Britain as a whole.