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Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour to what extent the number of unemployed men and women registered in Scotland now shows an upward trend.

The number of persons registered as unemployed in Scotland at 14th January, 1952, was 70,000. This total was 26,200 higher than in July, 1951, but slightly lower than in January, 1951.