§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list for each district council area in Wales (a) the percentage of its working population employed in local government, (b) the percentage of its working population employed by central Government, (c) the percentage of its working population employed by nationalised industries, (d) the percentage of its working population unemployed and (e) the average level of pay of all workers.
§ Mr. Raffan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people in Wales are currently employed in the coal mining, steel, textiles and high technology industries, respectively; and what were the comparative figures for March 1976 and June 1979.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Information in the form requested is only available from the censuses of employment. Figures taken from the censuses nearest to the required dates are:
Thousands June 1976* June 1978 September 1981 Coal mining 37.9 36.1 33.0 Ferrous metals† 66.7 63.1 32.0 Textiles 14.3 11.9 10.0
June 1976* June 1978 September 1981 "High technology industries"‡ 17.0 22.1 20.0 * Because of re-alignment of boundaries, the figures for 1978 onwards include a number of employees in the Broughton area of Clwyd who were previously included in the North West region of England. † Includes iron and steel (general); steel tubes; iron castings, etc. ‡ "High technology industries" has been defined as including: telegraph and telephone apparatus and equipment; radio and electronic components; broadcast receiving and sound reproducing equipment; electronic computers; radio, radar and electronic capital goods; aerospace equipment manufacturing and repair.
Source: Department of Employment: Census of Employees in Employment.