HC Deb 13 May 1987 vol 116 c261W
13. Mr. Norman Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs have been lost, and how many created, since June 1979 in each of the new towns in Scotland.

Mr. Lang

The available information on jobs created and lost in each of the new towns since 1979 is given in the table which will be published in theOfficial Report.

Jobs created Jobs lost
1979–1987 1979–1987
Cumbernauld 5,378 7,653
East Kilbride 8,965 12,508
Glenrothes1 6,560 7,852
Irvine 6,522 9,190
Livingston 9,086 6,675
1 Figures for 1979–86.

The figures are estimates provided by the new town development corporations relating to jobs created and lost on industrial estates in the manufacturing, service, office and distribution sectors and covering the period April 1979 to March 1987.