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Hosiery Industry

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement regarding employment levels within the hosiery industry in Leicestershire.

The latest available employment estimates for the county are from the September 1987 census of employment. There were then 29,000 employees employed in the manufacture of hosiery and other weft knitted goods and fabrics (activity heading 4363 of the standard industrial classification 1980) in Leicestershire.