HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c126W
86. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Paymaster General how many workers were employed in manufacturing in 1979, 1983 and the latest available date.

Mr. Alan Clark

In November 1985 (the latest date for which figures are available) there were 5,353,000 employees in employment, seasonally adjusted, in the manufacturing industries in Great Britain.

The corresponding estimates for June 1983 and June 1979 were 5,510,000 and 7,127,000, respectively.