HC Deb 28 June 1982 vol 26 c211W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister for Trade whether in the light of his answers to the hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe of 21 June, Official Report, c. 3, and 27 May, Official Report, c. 360, concerning the decision not to refer to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission the bid for Allied Suppliers Ltd. his right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State will make it his policy to announce such decisions, so far as is possible, to Parliament before they are announced elsewhere.

Dr. Vaughan

I will reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Numbers of Employees in Employment, Unemployed and Percentage Unemployed for Wales by Industrial Group*
thousands, per cent.
Industry Number of Employees in Employment Number Unemployed Percentage Unemployed
All industries 908.0 124.6 12.1
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 24.0 2.0 7.7
Mining and quarrying 35.0 2.7 7.2
Total all manufacturing industries 238.0 45.2 16.0
Food, drink and tobacco 16.0 3.0 18.8
Coal, petroleum and chemical products 19.0 2.2 10.4
Metal manufacture 40.0 14.6 26.7
Engineering and allied industries 96.0 14.1 12.8

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