§ 20. Mr. Brewis
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons in the Stranraer and Newton Stewart employment exchange areas are employed in manufacturing as defined in the White Paper on the Selective Employment Tax; and what proportion of the working population of those areas this represents.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
In the areas covered by the Stranraer and Newton Stewart Employment Exchanges, there were estimated to be about 1,400 employees in employment at mid-1965 in Orders III to XVI of the Standard Industrial Classification. This represented 16 per cent. of employees in employment in all industries and services in these areas.