§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Minister of Labour what has been the change in the numbers employed in Wales in the manufacturing industries and in the service industries between May, 1966, and May, 1967.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Employment estimates for Wales, analysed by industry, are available only for June each year. Supplementary estimates, in total only, are made quarterly. All of these estimates are based on counts of National Insurance chards exchanged and are available approximately seven months after the reference date.
Following is the latest available information:
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENENT IN WALES June, 1966 (Thousands) December, 1966 Manufacturing industries (Orders III-XVI of the Standard Industrial Classification) 326 — Service industries (Orders XIX-XXTV) 458 — All industries and services (Orders I-XXIV) 986 957