HC Deb 28 March 1983 vol 40 c50W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the change in employment in service industries since May 1979.

Mr. Alison

Between June 1979 (estimates are made quarterly) and September 1982, the latest date for 'which information is available, there was a provisionally estimated decrease of 360,000 in the number of employees in employment in Great Britain in the service industries (Orders XXII to XXVII of the 1968 standard industrial classification).