HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c557W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed in manufacturing industry on 1 June 1960, 1 June 1970 and 1 June 1980.

Mr. Jim Lester

The following table gives estimates of the numbers of employees in employment in manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom. The figures for 1960 and 1970 are from the continuous series of employment estimates which removes discontinuities present in earlier published data.

June 1960 8,418
June 1970 8,339
June 1980 (provisional) 6,789