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Electronics Industry

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish figures showing the change in the level of employment in the consumer electronics industry in the United Kingdom, as on 1st January and 1st July for each half year since 1973.

Separate statistics for the electronic components industry are not available. The following table shows changes in the level of employment in the radio and electronic components industry, MLH 364 of the Standard Industrial Classification.

Number of employeesHalf yearly changes
January 1973131,100+2,900
July 1973139,600+8,500
January 1974149,400+9,800
July 1974155,200+5,800
January 1975142,800-12,400
July 1975128,500*-14,300*
January 1976124,800*-3,700*
July 1976126,200*+1,400*
January 1977128,800*+2,600*
* Provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish figures showing the change in the level of employment in the electronics components industry in the United Kingdom as on 1st January and 1st July for each half year since 1973.

Separate statistics for the consumer electronics industry are not available. The following table shows changes in the level of employment in the broadcast receiving and sound reproducing equipment industry, Minimum List Heading 365 of the Standard Industrial Classification.

Number of employeesHalf yearly changes
January 197368,000+6,100
July 197369,700+1,700
January 197468,700-1,000
July 197465,000-3,700
January 197560,300-4,700
July 197555,500*-4,800*
January 197652,600*-2,900*
July 197651,500*-1,100*
January 197752,600*-1,100*
* Provisional.