Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were employed in the Scottish vehicle manufacturing industry at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures on the same date of each of the previous 10 years.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Following is the information for June each year from 1960 to 1970, the latest date for which information is available:
Estimated numbers of employees in employment in Scotland in the motor vehicle industries (minimum list Heading 381 of the 1958 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification and Minimum list Heading 380 and 381 of the 1968 edition): (Thousands) June, 1960 6.1 June, 1961 6.8 June, 1962 8.8 June, 1963 17.3 June, 1964 (a) 20.3 (b) 20.5 June, 1965 20.5 June, 1966 (a) 21.2 (b) 21.4 June, 1967 18.8 June, 1968 18.0 June, 1969 (a) 20.0 (b) 21.0 June, 1970 22.5
Notes.—(1) Estimates for June, 1964 (b) and later dates are on a revised basis of calculation and are not strictly comparable with the estimates for June, 1964 (a) and earlier dates.
(2) Between June, 1966, and June, 1967, the industrial classifications of many establishments were corrected. Estimates for June, 1966, are shown on both bases, that is (a) excluding and
(b) including the effects of reclassifications.
(3) Estimates for June 1969 (a) and earlier dates are classified according to the 1958 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification and are not fully comparable with the estimates for June, 1969 (b) and June, 1970, which are classified on the basis of the 1968 edition.408W
51. Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost in strikes in the Scottish vehicle manufacturing industry in 1971; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous 10 years.
§ Mr. Bryan
Scottish figures for 1971 are not yet available but I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.
Following is the information available:
Stoppages of work due to industrial disputes Motor vehicles* : Scotland Working days lost in all stoppages in progress in year 1970 120,000 1969 82,000 1968 123,000 1967 19,000 1966 66,000 1965 52,000 1964 18,000 1963 16,000 1962 18,000 1961 4,000 * For 1970, MLH 381 of the Standard Industrial Classification 1968 and for earlier years, MLH 381 of the 1958 edition