HC Deb 18 March 1937 vol 321 c2232
4. Mr. C. Wilson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give for each of the years since 1931 the proportion of persons engaged in each industry as shown for the earlier years on page 113 of the Statistical Abstract for the United Kingdom?

Mr. E. Brown

The statistics referred to are compiled from information obtained at the censuses of population. The last census was taken in 193r, and corresponding statistics are consequently not available for any later year

Mr. Wilson

Is then anything whatever to indicate the proportions in the later period?

Mr. Brown

No, Sir, there could not be any authoritative estimate given in this way.