§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Technology what is the total number employed in the electronics and telecommunications industries in Scotland; what were the comparable figures five years ago; and what is the estimated expansion in the next two years.
§ Dr. Bray
The total number employed in these industries in Scotland rose from 12,600 in 1963 to 28,500 in 1968. I understand from my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State that, on the information available, she expects that employment in these industries will continue to expand at nearly the same rate during the next two years.