HC Deb 14 February 1979 vol 962 cc542-3W
Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the numbers of employees in employment in coal mining and iron and steel manufacturing for June and September 1978.

Mr. John Morris

Information is available only for the broader industry groups of mining and quarrying and metal manufacturing. The latest available quarterly estimates published in the January 1979 issue of theDepartment of Employment Gazette indicated that, in Wales, the numbers employed were as follows:

Mining and quarrying (thousands) Metal manufacturing (thousands)
June 1978 39.1 70.9
September 1978 38.2 70.6