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Chemical Industry

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of employees engaged in the chemical industry in Scotland and in England and Wales, respectively; and if he will express the figures in percentage terms.

At June 1973, the latest date for which information is available, there were about 26,600 employees in chemical and allied industries in Scotland and about 397,900 in England and Wales. These figures represent 1·3 per cent. and 2·0 per cent., respectively, of the total number of employees in all industries and services in these areas.