§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing the changes in employment in Dundee by Standard Industrial Classification order since May 1979.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Information on changes in employment in Dundee since 1979 is available only for the manufacturing sector. Provisional estimates based on the Scottish manufacturing establishments record are provided below for certain industrial sectors: these relate to the period from mid-1979 to mid-1980.
Industry SIC order Percentage change in employment Food, drink, tobacco III - 3.4 Metal manufacture, mechanical, instrument, electrical engineering VI-IX -.11.4 Shipbuilding, vehicles, metal goods not elsewhere specified X-XII - 9.0 Textiles, leather, clothing XIII-XV -14.0 Rest of III- Other manufacturing XIX + 0.6 Total manufacturing III-XIX - 8.7