HC Deb 14 February 1984 vol 54 cc155-6W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the number of retailers of confectionery in the United Kingdom in 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; and if will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

[pursuant to the reply, 13 February 1984, c. 23]: The available information is:

Specialist Confectionery, Tobacco and Newsagent Retail businesses in Great Britain
1961 59,902
1966 56,956
1971 43,207
1976 37,867
1980 36,508
1982 *34,962

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (per cent.) Qualifications relating specifically to work with people with mental handicap (per cent.) Certificate in Social Service (per cent.) Totals (per cent.)
Adult Training Centres 3.3 38.2 0.1 41.6
Day Centres for the Mentally Ill 3.4 8.7 0.5 12.7
Day Centres for the Elderly 0.2 1.0 1.0 2.5
Day Centres for the Younger Physically Handicapped 0.9 5.4 0.4 6.8

Note: Only the principal qualification was recorded for each member of staff, therefore people with the certificate of qualification in social work could also have had any of the other qualifications. The certificate of qualification in social work and the certificate in social service could include sections qualifying the holder for work with mentally handicapped people, but no information is available centrally on the content of the courses undertaken by the staff concerned.

* Provisional

Source: Census of Distribution 1961, 1966 and 1971.

Retail Inquiry 1976, 1980 and 1982.

Confectioners are not distinguished separately from tobacconists and newsagents.

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