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Textile Employees (Accrington)

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of the work force the textile industry employed in (a) Accrington and (b) north-east Lancashire in 1982 or the nearest available date.

Redundancies reported as due to occur: 1982*, Selected Travel-to-work areas
SIC(68) Industry OrderBlackburnAccringtonBurnleyNelsonRossendale
I Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
II Mining and Quarrying75
III Food, Drink and Tobacco7010
IV Coal and Petroleum Products
V Chemicals and Allied Industries126114
VI Metal Manufacture4325
VII Mechanical Engineering223732762515
VIII Instrument Engineering
IX Electrical Engineering36444
X Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
XI Vehicles631,156158
XII Metal Goods Not Elsewhere Specified2186
XIII Textiles230215189290127
XIV Leather, Leather Goods and Fur
XV Clothing and Footwear5057196
XVI Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc.235023
XVII Timber, Furniture, etc.49588220
XVIII Paper, Printing and Publishing37310
XIX Other Manufacturing Industries4811
XX Construction27
XXI Gas, Electricity and Water17
XXII Transport and Communication3219
XXIII Distributive Trades42111130
XXIV Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services
XXV Professional and Scientific Services
XXVI Miscellaneous Services45
XXVII Public Administration and Defence9922
All Industries and Services1,4461,0762,269689474
* Includes provisional figures for November and December.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report tables giving a breakdown of age and duration of unemployment in each of the Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Nelson and Rossendale travel-to-work areas for age groups under 18 years, 19 years, 20 to 24 years, 25 to 29 years, 30 to 34 years, 35 to 44 years, 45 to 54, 55 to 59 years and 60 to 64 years, for durations of up to 13, 26 and 52 weeks,

The most recent figures are from the June 1978 census of employment and show that 11 per cent. of employees in Accrington and 12 per cent. of those in north-east Lancashire worked in the textile industry. Censuses were not taken in 1979 and 1980 and local area results are not yet available from the September 1981 census.