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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs in manufacturing were lost between (a) the first quarter of 1974 and the second quarter of 1979 and (b) the second quarter of 1979 and the present day. 
Mrs. Angela Knight
[holding answer 19 December 1995]: The information requested is set out in the table:
|Employees in Great Britain (seasonally adjusted) (net change—thousands)|
|June 1974–June 1979||June 1979–October 1995|
|Standard Industrial Classification 1980 Divisions 2,3 and 4||–609||—|
|Standard Industrial Classification 1992 Section D||—||–2,761|