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New Towns (Employment)

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs have been lost, and how many created, since June 1979 in each of the new towns in Scotland.

The available information on jobs created and lost in each of the new towns since 1979 is given in the table which will be published in the Official Report.

Jobs createdJobs lost
East Kilbride8,96512,508
1 Figures for 1979–86.
The figures are estimates provided by the new town development corporations relating to jobs created and lost on industrial estates in the manufacturing, service, office and distribution sectors and covering the period April 1979 to March 1987.