§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were in employment in Staffordshire in each of the past three years.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
Provisional employment estimates for the past three years are available for the West Midlands standard region as a whole but for the county of Staffordshire the latest figures are from the 1976 census of employment.
Following is the information available:
EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT June in each year Staffordshire (Thousands)West Midlands 1974 371.5 2,247.0 1975 372.3 2,212.0 1976 372.7 2,186.0 1977 Not available 2,201.0* 1978 Not available 2,213.0* 1979 Not available 2,200.0* * Provisional.