HC Deb 13 November 1961 vol 649 c12W
Mr. John Page

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the latest figures of the numbers engaged in productive manufacturing industry, and, of those, an estimate of the actual numbers engaged on the production side, as distinct from the clerical, administrative and servicing aspects of the processes concerned.

Mr. John Hare

There were 8,860,000 employees in manufacturing industry at the end of September, 1961, of whom it is estimated 6,970,000 were operatives and 1,890,000 were administrative, technical and clerical workers. Further information is given on page 9 of the January, 1961, issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette.