§ 12. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the total number of persons employed in Lancashire are employed in the cotton, other textiles, metal manufacturing, engineering, including shipbuilding and electrical, and coal-mining industries, respectively.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The extraction of details for Lancashire alone would involve a disproportionate amount of labour. In the North Western Region at the end of May, 1957, 7.2 per cent. of all employment was in cotton spinning and weaving, 4.4 per cent. in other textile industries. 1.4 per cent. in metal manufacture, 10.7 per cent. in shipbuilding, engineering and electrical goods and 1.9 per cent. in coal mining.