§ Mr. William Edwards
asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of the insured population of Merioneth is employed in manufacturing industry.
§ Mr. Hattersley
In the area covered by Barmouth, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 261W Corwen, Harlech and Towyn local offices (which approximates closely to the county of Merioneth) it is estimated that at June, 1965, just under 7 per cent. of the total number of employees in employment were in manufacturing industries.
Local estimates for mid-1966 will be available in June, 1967.