HC Deb 02 March 1981 vol 1000 cc32-3W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of pharmaceutical products are manufactured within Scotland; and what are the numbers of people in the United Kingdom and Scotland so employed.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

According to the provisional results of the 1979 annual census of production, the net output of the pharmaceuticals industry in Scotland was 4.8 per cent, of the United Kingdom net output in the industry. Associated employment in the industry in Scotland was 3,500, and United Kingdom employment 66,100.