HC Deb 20 April 1983 vol 41 c99W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many jobs have been lost in the steel industry in the United Kingdom and in the European Community since 1979.

Mr. Butcher

Between December 1979 and March 1983 the total labour force employed on ECSC activities fell by 167,000 in the nine European Community countries — excluding Greece — including 86,000 in the United Kingdom.

Source: Eurostat.

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