§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the net change in the number of jobs per Standard Industrial Classification order in Scotland since May 1979.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
For the Standard Industrial Classification orders or groups of orders for which 585W information is available from the published quarterly employment estimates, the table below sets out provisional estimates of the net change in the number of employees in employment in Scotland between June 1979 and December 1981.
Net Change in Employees in Employment in Scotland SIC Order groups Net change in employees in employment June 1979 to December 1981 thousands I-XXVII All industries -202 I Agriculture, forestry and fishing - 5 II Mining and quarrying - 3 III Food drink and tobacco - 11 IV-V Coal petroleum and chemical products - 5 VI Metal manufacture - 8 VII-XII Engineering and allied industries - 58 XII-XV Textiles, leather and clothing - 22 XVI-XIX Other manufacturing - 20 XX Construction - 30 XXI Gas, electricity and water - 1 XXII Transport and communications - 8 XXIII Distributive trades - 14 XXIV-XXVI Financial, professional and miscellaneous services - 20 XXVII Public administration and defence + 3