§ Mr. Gwynoro Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what was the total number of jobs created in the service sector in each of the economic planning regions since 1st January 1970; and what percentage of total new employment created this was in each case;
(2) how many new jobs were created in Wales in 1970, 1971 and 1972 in the service sector; and what percentage this was of the total number of jobs created.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Precise information about jobs created is not available but an indication of net annual changes can be obtained by comparing the levels of the mid-year employment estimates the latest of which, for service industries, relate to June 1971. Following is the available information:
CHANGES BETWEEN THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN JUNE 1970 AND JUNE 1971 Service industries* (thousands) All industries and services South East +17.6 -82 East Anglia +0.5 -17 SouthWest +9.3 -2 West Midlands +5.0 -41 East Midlands -0.8 -29 Yorkshire and Humberside -2.9 -52 North West +15.9 -63 North -4.2 -28 Wales +5.6 -5 Scotland -1.1 -59 *Orders XXII to XXVII of the 1968 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification.