HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 c705W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were employed in the tobacco industry at the latest date; and what were the comparable figures for June 1979.

Mr. Alan Clark

In September 1983, the latest date for which the information is available, the provisional number of employees in employment in the tobacco industry—minimum list heading 240 — in Great Britain was 24,100. The corresponding number in June 1979 was 30,700.