asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the latest figure of the number of employees in the motor manufacturing industry who are on short-time working; and what percentage this constitutes of the total labour force in the industry.
For the week ending 16th November 1974, it is estimated that 8,700 operatives, or about 2·2 per cent. of all operatives, in motor vehicle manufacturing in Great Britain were stood off for the whole or some part of the week. Information on short-time working among workers other than operatives is not available.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will publish figures of the number of persons employed in the manufacture of commercial motor vehicles for each of the last five years and for each month of 1974;(2) if he will publish figures of the number of persons employed in the manufacture of motor vehicles for each of the last five years and for each month of 1974.
Statistics of the numbers in employment are compiled for motor vehicle manufacturing, Minimum List Heading 381 of the Standard Industrial Classification, as a whole but not separately for commercial motor vehicles. The following table shows final mid-year figures for June 1973 and earlier dates and provisional estimates from January 1974 to November 1974, the most recent date for which figures are available.
|Estimated number of employees in employment in motor vehicle manufacturing in Great Britain|
Notes. The estimates for June 1971 ( a) and June 1970 are based on counts of national insurance cards. The figures for June 1971 ( b), June 1972 and June 1973 are from the annual censuses of employment.
The estimates for the individual months in 1974 are obtained by applying a ratio of change (as shown by a sample survey) to the census figures for June 1973. These monthly estimates will therefore be subject to revision when the results of the June 1974 census of employment become available.