HC Deb 12 April 1976 vol 909 c412W
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