§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many companies in Scotland are operating in the electronic manufacturing sector and how many in the research and development and software sectors; and what information he has as to how many of the electronic manufacturing firms also maintain research and development units in Scotland;
(2) if he will publish a table showing the components of charge such as openings, expansions, contractions and closures, in terms of male and female employment and 256W number of units in the electronic sector since 1979 (a) for Scotland as a whole and (b) for each of the Scottish regions.
§ Mr. Younger
The estimated numbers of employees in part-time employment in the electronics industry in Scotland were 100 males and 1,900 females in 1978 and 200 males and 1,300 females in 1981. Estimates for the other years requested are not available.