HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc142-3W
Mr. Maddan

asked the Minister of Labour on what evidence establishments are categorised in the Standard Industrial Classification; in what approximate proportion of cases evidence has been obtained from the firm concerned; and what steps are taken to see that the categorisations are kept up to date.

Mr. Gunter

Establishments are classified at local offices of my Department to Minimum List Headings of the Standard Industrial Classification on the basis of information, supplied by employers, about the industrial or commerciai activities carried on at the establishments.

The information is kept up to date by day-to-day contacts with employers, e.g. for placing purposes, from statistical returns, visits to employers' premises etc.