asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been lost in the past 12 years in each of the shipbuilding, coal mining, and iron and steel industries in the Northern Region.
The information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table shows changes in the estimated numbers of employees in employment in the industries named in Northern Region between June 1961 and June 1973, the latest date for which information is available:
|Shipbuilding and marine engineering||-18,000|
|Iron and steel (including steel tubes)||-15,000|