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Labour Statistics

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are employed in (a) manufacturing, (b) mining, (c) engineering, (d) electronics, (e) textiles, (f) shipbuilding, (g) iron and steel and (h) transport in 1979, 1983 and 1987; and how many jobs have been lost in each of these sectors since 1979 and as a percentage of the 1979 figure.

[holding answer 22 February 1988]: The most relevant figures for employment come from a variety of sources, and are set out in the table.