§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if machinery is available to enable the Government to make a manpower projection for the next five years covering either the whole economy or major sectors of it; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Projections of the total working population are prepared periodically by the Department of Employment in collaboration with other Government Departments. The most recent was published in the March, 1969, issue of theEmployment and Productivity Gazette which contains a description of the methods used. Work is at present in progress on a new projection which will be published later this year.