HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 c644W
20. Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the current economic prospects in north Ayrshire. [17333]

Mr. Kynoch

The economic prospects in North Ayrshire remain good. Unemployment in the North Ayrshire council area fell by 6.7 per cent. in the year to January 1997.