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Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales, further to the answer by the Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Flint, West (Sir A. Meyer) Official Report, 13 July, column 288, what were the estimates of the total number of persons employed in Wales in tourism and related industries in each of the last five years.

Estimates are not available by year. The Wales Tourist Board estimate is that the number employed directly or indirectly in the tourist industry has grown from 83,000 to 90,000 full-time job equivalents since 1974.