§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many people are employed in manufacturing establishments and enterprises employing over 5,000 people; and what this represents as a percentage of the total numbers employed in manufacturing.
Mr. Alan Williams
3,830,000 persons were employed in 1973 in manufacturing enterprises employing over 5,000 people. This accounts for 49 per cent. of total employment in manufacturing.