HC Deb 24 May 1977 vol 932 cc407-8W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of numbers of employees engaged in 1976 in the chemical industry, as defined in orders IV and V of the Standard Industrial Classification, in Scotland, England and Wales; and if he will express the figures in percentage terms.

Mr. Golding

The following table gives the numbers of employees in employment at December 1976 in the orders specified and the percentages they form of employees in employment in all industries and services:

Employees in employment(000's) Percentage of employees in all industries and services
Scotland 32.0 1.6
England 413.0 2.2
Wales 22.8 2.3
These figures are provisional and are subject to revision when the 1976 census of employment results become available.