Skip to main content

Unemployed Persons

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further steps he will take to bring down the percentages of those unemployed in Scotland to similar levels pertaining in the rest of the United Kingdom.

A major objective of our economic and industrial policies is the reduction of unemployment in Scotland, as in the rest of the United Kingdom. In the immediate future, the situation should benefit from the introduction of the new special programmes for unemployed young people and adults, and from the extension of the small firms employment subsidy to the whole of Scotland and to include firms with up to 200 employees.