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Labour Statistics

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will list the net jobs loss for (a) all employees, (b) employees in manufacturing and construction (c) employees in manufacturing, (d) employees in engineering and allied industries and (e) employees in metal manufacturing, and the percentage fall, from June 1979 to the latest date for which figures are available for (i) Greater London, (ii) Birmingham, (iii) Liverpool, (iv) Manchester, (v) Newcastle, (vi) Glasgow, (vii) Cardiff, (viii) Bristol, (ix) Coventry, (x) Leicester, (xi) Bradford, (xii) Edinburgh, (xiii) Dundee and (xiv) Swansea.

[pursuant to his reply, 26 March 1987, c.241]: I regret the information is not available as there was no employment census in 1979 or 1980. Between census dates information about employees in employment subdivided by industry is available only for those areas listed in table 1.5 of the Employment Gazette, a copy of which is in the Library. Greater London was added to these areas in 1981.