HC Deb 03 February 1964 vol 688 cc112-3W
68. Mr. Steele

asked the Minister of Labour what is his estimate of the number of jobs that have been lost since 1951 in the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven area as a result of closures.

Mr. Whitelaw

The only comprehensive figures available are those derived from changes in the number of employees in employment. Between mid-1951 and mid-1962—the latest date for which figures are available—there was an overall increase of 500 despite a decrease of 1,000 in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industries.