§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the employed population of the area covered by the Highlands and Islands Development Board is engaged in service industry, as defined in the White Paper, Selective Employment Tax, Command Paper No. 2986; and if he will publish a table showing the relative disposition of labour, industry by industry, in terms of the distinction made in Command Paper No. 2986.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
Five-eighths of the employed population in this area is engaged in the standard Industrial Classification Orders XVII, and XX to XXIII. Figures showing employees in employment by industry are not available be cause of the small numbers involved but 237W the following table gives numbers employed in June, 1964, by broad groups of the Standard Industrial Classification.
EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS FOR MID-1964 Industry Total Total Primary Industries (I and II) 11,900 Total Manufacturing Industries (III to XVI) 8,800 Construction (XVII) 12,900 Service Industries (XX to XXIII) 38,600 Other Service Industries (XVIII, XIX, XXIV) 13,600 Total All Industries and Services (I to XXIV) 85,800