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Brick Industry

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to how many people are employed in the brick industry in Wales; and how many were employed in 1979.

Up-to-date information is not available, but census of employment data show there to have been 1,300 people employed in the manufacture of bricks, fireclay and refractory goods in 1978; and about 800 in the nearest comparable categories, structural clay products and refractory goods, in 1984.