HC Deb 23 January 1979 vol 961 c79W
30. Mr. James Lamond

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed in defence industries in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Gilbert

Some 200,000 jobs in the United Kingdom are estimated to be directly sustained by the defence equipment programme; about 70,000 to 75,000 jobs are directly sustained by export sales of defence equipment.

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