Part of Oral Answers to Questions — European Community – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1976.

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Mr. Milan:

I do not think that such comparisons are valid, but in answer to a supplementary question I cannot deal with the reasons. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland has already said, and I confirm, that the unemployment figure in Scotland is far too high. It will of course come down when we get an upturn in the economy, which depends partly on the world trading situation and partly on getting inflation properly under control.