§ Mr. Lofthouse
asked the Paymaster General (1) how many persons were employed in the Castleford travel-to-work area in the glass manufacturing industry in each of the last five years;
(2) many persons were employed in the Castleford travel-to-work area in manufacturing industries, excluding glass manufacture, in each of the last five years;
(3) how many persons were employed in the Castleford travel-to-work area in each of the last five years in the coal mining industry.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Comprehensive employment statistics for travel-to-work areas are not available except for dates when censuses of employment are taken. In the six years from 1978 to 1984, these censuses have been taken triennially. The available information for the years 1978 and 1981 is given in the following table. More up-to-date employment figures for travel-to-work areas will become available following the publication of the 1984 census of employment in the spring of 1986.
Information for the glass manufacturing industry alone cannot be given without indirectly disclosing confidential information relating to individual undertakings. The table therefore gives figures for a broader group of industries comprising the manufacture of glass, bricks, fireclay and refractory goods, pottery, cement abrasives and other building materials.
Employees in employment in the Castleford travel-to-work area: (thousands) Industry and Order or Minimum List Heading (MLH) of the Standard Industrial Classification 1968 June 1978 September 1981 Coal mining (MLH 101) 12.3 12.4 Bricks, pottery, glass, etc. (Order XVI) 4.0 3.1 Manufacturing industries (Orders III-XIX excluding Order XVI 14.1 12.7
As results of the 1978 census are not available for the new travel-to-work areas announced last year, figures are given for the travel-to-work areas as defined before last year's review.