HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c489W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage reduction in employment in the steel industry in the United Kingdom and in each of the member states of the European Economic Community since the beginning of 1979.

Mr. Alan Clark

The available data are given in the following table. This shows the percentage changes in employment in the iron and steel industries of each of the member states of the European Coal and Steel Community between the end of 1978 and the end of 1983.

Change in employees (December 1978 to December 1983)
Per cent.
Federal Republic of Germany -19.3
France -31.1
Italy -8.9
Netherlands -9.8
Belgium -18.5
Luxembourg -22.9
United Kingdom -61.5
Ireland -5.9
Denmark -34.3


Eurostat 'Employment and Unemployment: Social Aspects of Employment in the Iron and Steel Industry (ECSC)'.