§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the total number of men employed in the road haulage industry in the North-East of Scotland is engaged in long-distance haulage; and what is the proportion for Scotland as a whole.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
At mid-1966, the numbers of male employees in North-East Scotland and in the whole of Scotland in the road haulage industry (Minimum List Heading 703 of the Standard Industrial Classification) were estimated to be about 2,000 and 22,400 respectively. The estimates do not distinguish separately those who worked in long-distance haulage.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Minister of Labour (1) what is the number of men employed in the road haulage industry in the employment exchange areas of Banchory, Stonehaven, Brechin and Montrose; and in each place what proportion it represents of total male employment;
(2) what is the number of men employed in the road haulage industry in Scotland, and in England and Wales; and what proportion it represents of total male employment;
(3) what is the number of men employed in the road haulage industry in each of the counties of Banff, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire and Angus and in the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee; and in each area what proportion it represents of total male employment.
Following is the information:
NUMBER OF MALE EMPLOYEES IN THE ROAD HAULAGE INDUSTRY (MINIMUM LIST HEADING 703 OF THE STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION) AND THE PROPORTION THAT THEY FORMED OF MALE EMPLOYEES IN ALL INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES AT MID-1966 Male employees in the road haulage industry Proportion of all male employees per cent. England and Wales 176,800 1.3 Scotland 22,400 1.6 Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardineshire 1,900 2.2 Angus 1,100 1.5
These figures are estimates and in particular the figures for individual industries for smaller areas are subject to very wide margins of error. For this reason combined estimates only are given for (a) Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardineshire and (b) Angus.