HC Deb 16 May 1966 vol 728 c161W
15. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the working population in the north-east of Scotland is employed in the service industries; and if he will publish statistics industry by industry.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The latest available figures for North-East Scotland were published in Table II in the White Paper on the Scottish Economy and are subject to the limitations stated in the Table. They show that, in 1964, 50.3 per cent. of employees in employment were in establishments in the public and private sectors of industries in Orders XVIII to XXIV of the Standard Industrial Classification. Comparable figures for individual industries are not available.