HC Deb 03 December 1985 vol 88 cc186-7W
53. Mr. Loyden

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the number of jobs lost in the Liverpool travel-to-work area in manufacturing, service industries, food and drink, transport, public service, local authority, docks, ship building and repair, and distributive trades for the years 1979 to November 1985, respectively.

Mr. Alan Clark

Information about job losses is not available from the Department's statistics. Net changes in employment can be given, but, for areas smaller than regions, only for those dates when censuses of employment are taken. The available information for the Liverpool travel-to-work area is for the period from June 1979 to September 1981 and is as follows.

The Department's employment statistics are analysed according to the standard industrial classification, which does not separately distinguish public services or local authorities or separately distinguish docks from port and inland water transport. Comprehensive manpower figures for all employees in local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland are published quarterly in table 1.7 of the labour market data section of Employment Gazette, copies of which are available in the Library. This information is not available for travel-to-work areas.

Standard Industrial Classification 1968 Order or Minimum List Heading (MLH) Net changes in the numbers of employees in employment June 1978 to September 1981 (thousands)
Manufacturing industries (Orders III to XIX) -32.8
Service industries (Orders XXII to XXVII) -20.1
Food and drink (Order III excluding MLH 240, Tobacco) -4.4
Transport (Order XXII excluding MLH 708, Postal services and telecommunications) -9.0
Port and inland water transport (MLH 706) -3.5
Shipbuilding and marine engineering (Order X) -1.0
Distributive trades (Order XXII) -6.1

As results of the 1978 census of employment are not available for the new travel-to-work areas announced last year, information is given for the travel-to-work area as defined before last year's review.