asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of unemployed construction workers in the Merseyside special development area to the latest available date, and the percentage of unemployed construction workers in the other special development areas.
The following table shows the total numbers unemployed in each area who last worked in construction and the percentage they formed of all those unemployed in the area:
|UNEMPLOYED IN SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS AT APRIL 1975|
|Number who last worked in construction||Percentage of all unemployed|
|West Central Scotland||10,616||18·9|
|Leven and Methil||153||14·4|