§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity (1) how many persons employed in the employment exchange area of Aberdeen fall within categories III to XIV of the Standard Industrial Classification; and what percentage this is of the total labour force employed;
(2) what percentage of the total labour force employed in the employment exchange area of Aberdeen, but excluding all those working within the City of Aberdeen itself, falls within categories III to XVI of the Standard Industrial Classification.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
Employment estimates are available for the whole of the area covered by the Aberdeen Employment Exchange but not separately for its constituent parts. At mid-1966 there were 26,000 persons covered by Orders III to XVI of the Standard Industrial Classification and these represented 28 per cent. of all employees in the area. Estimates for mid-1967 will become available during the next week or two and I will write to my hon. Friend giving the position at that date.