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Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons received unemployment benefit in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in each year from 1979 to 1984.

Information on unemployed claimants by parliamentary constituency only became available in June 1983. The annual average of unemployed claimants in 1984 in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency was 4,397. Information on unemployed persons in the jobcentre areas which approximate to the constituency is available from 1979 onwards in the House of Commons Library.