§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing how many plants in Wales have closed down since 1978, how many jobs have been lost since 1978 in the plants in question and in which industries.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The information to the first part of the question is as follows:
Known closures of manufacturing plants in Wales from and including 1978 Order Number of plants closed III Food, Drink and Tobacco 41 IV Coal and Petroleum Products 1 V Chemicals and Allied Industries 22 VI Metal Manufacture 36 VII Mechanical Engineering 96 VIII Instrument Engineering 77 IX Electrical Engineering 36 X Ship Building and Marine Engineering 5 XI Vehicles 23 XII Metal Goods Not Elsewhere Specified 69 XIII Textiles 25 XIV Leather, Leather Goods and Fur 7 XV Clothing and Footwear 55 XVI Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc. 33 XVII Timber, Furniture, etc. 55 XVIII Paper, Printing and Publishing 18 XIX Other Manufacturing Industries 47 Total 576
Comprehensive information changes in employment is not available in the form requested.