HC Deb 13 February 1989 vol 147 cc45-6W
Mr. Strang

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there has been any change in his policy with

Table 1: Estimates and projections of the Scottish civilian labour force 1985–891 2
Mid-1985 Mid-1986 Mid-1987 Mid-1988 Mid-1989
16 years and over
Males 1,419 1,403 1,418 1,436 1,435
Females 1,015 1,008 1,021 1,044 1,049
Total 2,434 2,411 2,439 2,481 2,484

respect to the conversion of the department of the registers for Scotland into an agency; and whether a date has been set for the establishment of such an agency.

Mr. Rifkind

The possibility that the department of the registers of Scotland might become a next steps agency remains under consideration. No date for its establishment as an agency has therefore been fixed.