Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Minister of Labour, what proportion of the total population of the United Kingdom is engaged in productive industry; and what are the comparable figures for West Germany, France, Japan and the United States of America.
§ Mr. Thornton
For persons employed in manufacturing, mining and quarrying, construction and agriculture (including forestry and fishing), the estimates are:
Percentage of total population United Kingdom 23.2 U.S.A. 13.5 France 21.2 West Germany 23.0 Japan 28.3