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Manufacturing Industries: Manpower

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in the manufacturing industries in each local authority in each year for which figures are available, broken down by five year age band. (155348)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 12 September 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the numbers of people employed in manufacturing in local authority areas. (155348)

Tables giving the information requested have been placed in the House of Commons Library. The figures in the tables are estimates from the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey, for the twelve months ending in March of each year from 1996 to 2006.

As with any sample survey, estimates from the Labour Force Survey are subject to a margin of uncertainty.