§ 16. Dr. Godman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number and percentage of unemployed people in Greenock and Port Glasgow at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Lang
On 13 November 1986, the latest date for which information is available, the number of unemployed claimants in the Greenock and Port Glasgow Parliamentary constituency totalled 8,519. Unemployment rates are not calculated for parliamentary constituencies but for the Greenock travel-to-work area the rate on the same date was 20.4 per cent.
§ 25. Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by how much unemployment has increased in North Lanarkshire since May 1979.
§ Mr. Lang
Between May 1979 and November 1986 unemployment rose from 15,531 in the former North Lanarkshire travel-to-work area to 32,920 in the new Lanarkshire travel-to-work area. As a result of changes in the travel-to-work area boundaries and in the method of the count these figures are not comparable.
34. Mr. Ron Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are currently unemployed in Scotland.