HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 cc205-6W
17. Mr. David Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the loss in manufacturing jobs in Scotland since 1979.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Manufacturing employment fell by 156,000 between December 1979 and September 1984, the latest period for which estimates are available. There are indications that manufacturing employment stabilised during 1984.