asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many people were employed in the following industries in the Macclesfield constituency as an average in 1979 (a) man-made fibres production, spinning, doubling and weaving and filament yarn processing, (b) woollen and worsted, knitting, (c) carpets, (d) finishing, (e) clothing and (f) other textile sectors; (2) how many people were employed in the paper and board industry in the Macclesfield constituency as an average in 1979.
[pursuant to his reply, 14 May 1980]: This Department's employment statistics are analysed according to the minimum list headings of the standard industrial classification (1968 edition). The following table shows the employees in employment for the appropriate industries in June 1977, the latest date for which local area figures are available, and they relate to the Macclesfield and Congleton employment office areas which closely corresponds to the Macclesfield parliamentary constituency. Employment figures for local areas are compiled from information collected in the June census of employment.
|Employees in employment in the Macclesfield and Congleton employment office areas|
|SIC 1968||Numbers of employees|
|Production of man-made fibres (MLH 411)||NIL|
|Spinning and doubling on the cotton and flax systems (MLH 412)||230|
|Weaving of cotton, linen and man-made fibres (MLH 413)||295|
|Woollen and worsted (MLH 414)||NIL|
|Hosiery and other knitted goods (MLH 417)||300|
|Manufacture of carpets (MLH 419)||NIL|
|Textile finishing (MLH 423)||900|
|Manufacture of clothing including manufacture of men's and boys' tailored outerwear (MLH 422), women's and girls' tailored outerwear (MLH 443), overalls and men's shirts, underwear, etc., (MLH 444), dresses, lingerie infants wear, etc., (MLH 445) and dress industries not elsewhere specified (MLH 449)||2,300|
|Manufacture of other textiles including manufacture of rope, twine and net (MLH 416), lace (MLH 418), narrow fabrics (MLH 421) and made-up textiles (MLH 422)||1,500|
|Paper and Board (MLH 481)||600|