§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons are employed by the United Kingdom tent manufacturing industry directly and how many by fabric manufacturers supplying the industry; and what redundancies have occurred during the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Jim Lester,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23 July 1979, Vol. 971, c. 48]. gave the following answer:
My Department's employment statistics are analysed according to the standard 147W industrial classification, which does not separately identify tent manufacturing or the manufacture of fabric for this industry.
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that information about redundancies notified as due to occur is collected on the same basis.