HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 cc210-1W
Mr. Ron Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are currently unemployed in Scotland.

Mr. Allan Stewart

The information is now available in the House of Commons Library, as was indicated in my right hon. Friend's letter of 22 October 1984 to all Scottish MPs.

Mr. MacKenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a table indicating the total number of men, women and young people unemployed in the Glasgow, Rutherglen constituency, showing the numbers unemployed on a ward or other geographical basis and the number who have been unemployed for six months or over, one year or over, and two years and over, respectively.

Mr. Younger

On 10 January 1985, the latest date for which information is available, there were 5,247 males and 1,985 females claiming benefit in the Glasgow, Rutherglen constituency. Unemployment totals on a ward basis will not become available for a few months. Analyses by age and duration of unemployment on a constituency basis will not be available until the middle of the year.

The following table shows the number of unemployed people claiming benefit in the categories requested in the jobcentre areas of Cambuslang and Rutherglen which fall wholly or mainly within the Glasgow, Rutherglen constituency.

Mr. Younger

This information is not available centrally.

Mr. MacKenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what increase there has been in the provision of beds for geriatric patients in each regional area in Scotland in the last 12 months to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Younger

The following numbers of staffed beds were available in each health board area for elderly patients, including those with mental disability, at 31 March 1982 and at 30 September 1983, the latest dates for which these statistics are available centrally.

Numbers at 31 March 1982 Numbers at 30 September 1983
Argyll and Clyde 1,021 1,021
Ayrshire and Arran 978 1,021
Borders 409 410
Dumfries and Galloway 510 516
Fife 899 991
Forth Valley 553 565
Grampian 1,399 1,466
Greater Glasgow 2,427 2,559
Highland 382 388
Lanarkshire 996 990
Lothian 1,706 1,800
Orkney 51
Shetland 87 87
Tayside 1,470 1,491
Western Isles 97 105
Scotland 12,934 13,461

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