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New Towns (Employment)

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many redundancies were declared in Scottish new towns during 1980–81; how many new jobs were created; and if he will make a statement.

For the year ended 31 March 1981, 12,788 jobs were lost and 4,933 were created. In the face of the world recession this demonstrates that the new towns are still able to attract and develop new employment opportunities.