HC Deb 15 March 1989 vol 149 cc229-30W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest unadjusted figures for unemployment in(a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole; and if he will give the equivalent figures for 1979 on the most nearly comparable basis.

Mr. Lang

The numbers of unemployed claimants for these areas on 12 January 1989 (the latest date for which information is available) are provided in the table, together with corresponding figures for January 1979. (Unemployment statistics for Greenock and Port Glasgow parliamentary constituency prior to June 1983 are not available and due to changes in the coverage and compilation of the count the latest unemployment figures and those available for 1979 are not directly comparable.)

January 1989 January 1979
Greenock and Port Glasgow Parliamentary Constituency 6,619 n/a
Strathclyde Region 146,556 106,910
Scotland 269,043 190,300
n/a = not available.

This information is available in the Library.

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