HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 cc50-1W
Mr. John Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the estimate of the number of men employed in the inshore fishing industry in each year from 1965, to 1975 and the number currently employed.

Mr. Golding,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 6th August 1976; Vol. 916, c. 1140, gave the following information:

My Department's statistics are analysed according to the Minimum List Headings of the Standard Industrial Classification. Inshore fishing is not separately identified but is included under the heading Fishing. The table below shows the numbers of employees in employment in fishing in Great Britain for each mid-year from June 1965 to June 1975, the latest date for which the information is available. The figures are from the "Continuous" series of employment estimates which allow for the discontinuities in former series.

Employees in employment in Fishing (thousands)
June 1965 13
June 1966 12
June 1967 12
June 1968 11
June 1969 11
June 1970 11
June 1971 11
June 1972 11
June 1973 11
June 1974 10
June 1975 9