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Unemployment Trends

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the unemployment trends in Scotland for the first quarter of 1975.

It is not the practice of this administration, nor has it been the practice of previous administrations, to publish forecasts of unemployment. However, the unemployment position of Scotland relative to Great Britain as a whole improved during 1974 and I hope that this trend will continue.