§ Mr. Neubert
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the current average earnings in the travel industry as compared with average earnings for industry as a whole.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
It is regretted that this information is not available. Travel businesses do not form a separate industry for which separate statistics are compiled by my Department.
WORK PERMITS (INCLUDING PERMISSIONS*) ISSUED FOR CITIZENS OF ARGENTINE 1971–75 TO WORK IN GREAT BRITAIN Industrial Group 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 Industry and Commerce … 68 42 47 NA NA Hotel and Catering … 26 29 11 NA NA Entertainment … 29 37 52 NA NA Nursing … 2 3 2 NA NA Resident Domestics … 23 22 23 NA NA TOTAL … 148 133 135 115 92 * Issued for workers already in Great Britain. NA = Not available (analysis no longer carried out).
§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many work permits were issued during 1975 to Commonwealth and foreign workers for employment in wholesale and retail selling occupation.
§ Mr. John Grant
The number of work permits—including permissions given to overseas nationals in this country—issued during 1975 to Commonwealth and foreign workers for employment in wholesale and retail occupations was 200 including 62 for Commonwealth workers.