HC Deb 24 November 1981 vol 13 c341W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the percentage of the total work force employed in manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom for each year since 1977.

Mr. Peter Morrison

In the following table the numbers of employees in employment in manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom at June each year are expressed as percentages of those in all industries and services.

June each year Per cent.
1977 32.2
1978 31.9
1979 31.3*
1980 30.2*
1981 28.5*
* provisional.