Labour Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th May 1987.

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Photo of Mr William McKelvey Mr William McKelvey , Kilmarnock and Loudoun 12:00 am, 13th May 1987

Is it not astonishing that the Secretary of State for Scotland can stand at that Dispatch Box without hanging his head in shame when announcing these horrendous figures? I suspect that he will not need a crystal ball to translate those figures into terms of human misery, despondency and despair that the Government have spread throughout Scotland. I say to him, on behalf of the unemployed of Scotland, that he has one opportunity for atonement, and that is to resign here and now.