HC Deb 18 March 1965 vol 708 cc324-5W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the employed labour force is in skilled employment in each of the Welsh counties; and how these figures compare with the national proportion.

Mr. Marsh

Our Department does not compile occupational statistics for counties. It is estimated that in Wales at May, 1964, skilled workers in establishments with eleven or more workers in manufacturing industries (excluding shipbuilding) formed slightly less than one third (32.6 per cent.) of the total numbers employed; the comparable figure for Great Britain was similar (32.7 per cent).