HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c17W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of Slate for Wales how many men are now in employment in Wales; and how this figure compares with the position five, 10 and 15 years ago, respectively.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The latest estimate, based on the1981 census returns, relates to December 1982 and gives a figure for male employees-in-employment in Wales, which excludes the self-employed, of 507,000. Employment census figures for previous years, based on a mid-June count, are 608,000, 630,000 and 677,000 for 1977, 1972 and 1967 respectively.