HC Deb 13 July 1987 vol 119 c371W
Mr. McLeish

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of people in receipt of unemployment benefit in au, Fife, Central constituency at (a)June 1979, (b) June 1983 and (c) June 1987.

Mr. Portillo

The information requested, at the nearest available dates, is given in the following table:

Number of persons receiving unemployment benefit
May 1979 May 1983 February 1987
Glenrothes UBO 873 1,605 1,676
Leven & Methil UBO 730 1,308 1,659