HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc445-6W
56. Mr. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers of people employed in the shipbuilding industry in 1962, 1972 and 1982.

Mr. Alison

The numbers of employees in employment in Great Britain in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry—Order X of the 1968 Standard Industrial Classification—at June each year in 1962, 1972 and 1982 were 231,000, 177,000 and 137,000, respectively. The number at September 1982, the latest available, was 136,000. The figures for 1982 are provisional.