HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c103W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are employed in the manufacture of motor vehicles in the United Kingdom; how many are engaged in manufacturing or importing components; and what percentage the total represents of the national labour force.

Mr. Peter Morrison

My Department's employment estimates are analysed according to minimum list headings of the 1968 Standard Industrial Classification. Minimum list heading 381 includes, but does not distinguish between, the manufacture of motor vehicles and components. At December 1980, the latest date for which comprehensive employment estimates are available, the provisional number of employees in employment in this category in the United Kingdom was 387,600. This represents 1.8 per cent. of employees in employment in all industries and services. The number engaged in importing components is not separately available.