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Employment (Tees Valley)

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of employment in the Tees Valley is dependant on manufacturing. [120735]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Vera Baird, dated 23 June 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question on the proportion of employment in the Tees Valley area that is dependant on manufacturing. (120735)
The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) gives an estimate of the number of employee jobs in December of each year and the latest year for which figures are available is 2001.
The ABI data for the requested area is shown in the following table:

Employee jobs in Tees Valley in 2001

Number

Manufacturing39,345
Total251,325

percentage

Manufacturing as a proportion of total15.7