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Short-Time Working

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are currently on short-time working in Scotland.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. An analysis of the unemployment register by age is carried out quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Information for the nearest available dates, January 1980 and April 1979, is given in the following table:five years; and what percentage of the total number of deaths they represent in each year.

The figures for 1974 to 1978 are given below. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.number of deaths they represent in each year.

The figures for 1974 to 1978 are given below. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.on 20 November 1979.—[Vol. 974, c.

41.] Estimates of the number of operatives in manufacturing industries in Scotland who were on short-time working in a given week are published each month in the Department of Employment Gazette. The latest available estimate—for the week ended 12 January 1980—was published in the March edition.