§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new jobs have been secured in the following areas of service industries (a) research and development, (b) banking, (c) insurance and (d) financial business services between 1970 and 1982 in Wales.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Data for Wales for 1982 are not available at the level asked for, nor are the figures for 1970 compatible with those for later years. However, results from employment censuses show that between June 1971 and September 1981 the number of employees in the sectors referred to changed as follows:
MLH and Industry Change ('000) 860 Insurance +0.1 861 Banking and bill discounting +3.4 862 Other financial institutions +0.8 876 Research and development services -0.1