Fig­ures in area could be ‘masked’

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

A north-east MP has claimed the true level of un­em­ploy­ment in Aberdeen­shire may be masked by un­claimed ben­e­fit.

West Aberdeen­shire and Kin­car­dine MP An­drew Bowie, elected in May, is now a mem­ber of West­min­ster’s work and pen­sions com­mit­tee and said he is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

The Con­ser­va­tive MP said he has sub­mit­ted ques­tions to the House of Com­mons li­brary to try to un­cover whether true lev­els of un­em­ploy-

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