asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement on the latest trends in unemployment in Scotland.
The trend of unemployment in Scotland over the last few months has been upward; it is, however, rising at a slower rate than for Great Britain as a whole. The numbers of unemployed decreased slightly between January and February this year.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures for male and female unemployment in Dunfermline and Inverkeithing employment areas, respectively.
On 10th February 1975, 703 males and 326 females were unemployed in the area covered by the Dunfermline employment office and 69 males and 43 females were unemployed in the area covered by the Inverkeithing employment office.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many vacancies are available for men and for women, respectively, in the Dunfermline and Inverkeithing district employment areas; and how this compares with the situation in 1973 and 1974.
Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency vacancy figures for December 1974, January 1975 and February 1975 are not available and the most recent statistics are for November 1974. The figures relate only to vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices and are not a measure of total vacancies. Following is the available information: