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Textile And Clothing Industries

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 18 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the total numbers of people employed in the textile and clothing industries, respectively; and what were the figures for April 1979.

At August 1982, the latest date for which the information is available, the provisional numbers of employees in employment in the textiles and clothing industries in Great Britain were 322,200 and 231,600, respectively. The corresponding figures at April 1979 were 448,400 and 290,400.