§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the principal categories of employment occupied by the 5,598 immigrant workers in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
At the end of June 1975, 5,598 persons held permits under the Safeguarding of Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 1947. The table below shows their occupations:
Occupation Numbers Engineering 363 Domestic and ancillary workers 339 Clerical 890 Stitchers 217 Shop Assistants 353 Professional and Managerial 1,568 Nursing 781 General Labourers 72 Sundry Workers 1,015 Total 5,598