HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 c349W
27. Mr. McTaggart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the net number of jobs lost in Glasgow since May 1979 in the industrial sectors in (a) manufacturing and (b) construction.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Estimates based on the Scottish manufacturing establishments record indicate that net manufacturing employment in Glasgow fell by about 20,000 between mid-1979 and mid-1981. Comparable estimates for construction industry employment are not available.