HC Deb 12 November 1984 vol 67 c94W
Mr. Baldry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of people employed in United Kingdom manufacturing industries now as compared to the same date in 1983.

Mr. Alan Clark

The latest estimate is for June 1984, when the number of employees in employment in manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom was 5,581,700. The corresponding number in June 1983 was 5,641,200.