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Transport Industries (Employment And Output)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will publish in the Official Report an estimate of the effect which the fall in output since May 1979 has had on employment and output in each of the transport industries and in the ports.

Influences on employment in the transport industries in addition to changing output include many factors such as improved handling methods, the reduction of overmanning, rationalisation of services to changing demand patterns. Any estimates of what employment might have been under different output assumptions would be purely speculative.