North-East Scotland (Selective Employment Tax)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00 am, 9th November 1966

Let us measure the extent of the disaster as we know it. The unemployment percentage for the North-East and Aberdeen last year was 2·6. This year it is 2·8 per cent. I do not think that those figures justify the remarks of the hon. Gentleman.