§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Employment which sectors of industrial production in the standard industrial classification or service industry increased in employment since 1979; by what amounts; and in what regions.
§ Mr. Alison
The following table gives the increases in employees in employment in Great Britain between March 1979 and March 1982 in the industries listed. The figures on which the increases are based are provisional and are not available at regional level.
Industry (1968 sic) Increases (thousands) Radio, radar and electronic goods 0.5 Postal services and telecommunications 21.5 Insurance 0.6 Banking and bill discounting 17.0 Other financial institutions 6.0 Medical and dental services 88.0 Clubs 1.2 Other services 20.6