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Labour Statistics

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each ward the unemployment figures for the latest month available in the Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath benefit office area; and if he will show for each ward the rise or fall since June 1983.

As there is no functional relationship between district ward boundaries and the location of unemployment benefit offices, the information requested is not available.Details of the number of unemployed claimants living in each electoral ward within Kirkcaldy district and Dunfermline district (which includes Cowdenbeath) for June 1983 and February 1987 were contained in the reply I gave to the hon. Member on 26 March at column