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Footwear And Textiles

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers of jobs in the (a) footwear industry and (b) textile industry for each year since 1979; and how many have been lost in each industry so far in 1989.

The number and change in employees in employment in the footwear and textile industries is shown in the following table:

Employees in the Footwear and Textile Industries (SIC 80)
Great Britain
(Thousands)
Footwear SIC Group 451Textiles SIC Class 43
June 197968·8371·4
June 198065·3324·8
June 198158·8273·0
June 198253·5256·2
June 198351·4238·8
June 198452·8233·5
June 198551·1234·5
June 198651·9238·2
June 198750·8229·0
June 198849·5231·0
September 198849·3229·4
December 198848·9225·9
March 198947·7218·6
June 198945·6217·8
September 198945·3218·1

Footwear SIC Group 451

Textiles SIC Class 43

Changes:

September 1988—September 1989-40-11·3
(-8·1%)(-4·9%)
December 1988—September 1989-3·6-7·7
(-7·4%)(-3·4%)