HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 c204W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were working in the textile industry and clothing industry in each European Economic Community country in 1979.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply,, 15 May 1980, c.44–12]: The available data are given in the following table. These figures are not fully comparable owing to differences between countries in methods and coverage used for compiling the statistics.

readily available, but the proportion of part-time workers omitted is probably just under one-third for females and just over one-third for males.

Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers and proportions of employees in wages council industries working less than 30 hours per week.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, c.9–11: I regret that this information is not available.

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