HC Deb 27 April 1999 vol 330 c130W
Mr. Fabricant

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest unemployment figures for Scotland. [81012]

Mr. Macdonald

ILO unemployment (not seasonally adjusted) in Scotland fell by 5,000 over the year to December 1998-February 1999 to 179,000. The rate of ILO unemployment fell by 0.1 percentage points to 7.2 per cent.