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Labour Statistics

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish figures for the numbers employed in (a) shipbuilding and (b) steel in each year since 1979.

[holding answer 21 December 1989]: The relevant figures are estimated as follows:

Shipbuilding1Steel1
197964,500162,000
198058,000134,000
198159,00096,000
198259,00081,900
198352,50067,300
198447,00062,300
198543,00060,700
198640,00056,900
198736,50055,100
198835,00055,200
198930,500354,500
Source:
1 DTI.
2 Eurostat 'Labour Force (including apprentices): ECSC Products'.
3 Average for 10 months to October 1989.

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