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Textiles And Clothing (Work Force)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the percentage of the British work force working in the sector of textiles and clothing at the latest convenient date; and what this figure was on 1 January and in each year since 1970.

[pursuant to his reply, 13th March 1980]: The following table expresses the numbers employed in the textiles and clothing industries as percentages of employees in employment in all industries and services at June each year from 1970 to 1979 and at December 1979, the latest date for which comprehensive estimates are available.

Per cent.
June 19704·4
June 19714·2
June 19724·1
June 19734·0
June 19743·9
June 19753·6
June 19763·5
June 19773·5
June 1978*3·4
June 1979*3·3
December 1979*3·2
* Provisional