HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 cc108-9W
61. Mr. Sedgemore

asked the Paymaster General what number of people were working in manufacturing industries in 1979, 1983 and the latest available date.

Mr. Lang

The information is as follows:

Employees in Employment and the Self-Employed in the Manufacturing Industries in Great Britain
March 1979 7,253,000
March 1983 5,690,000
March 1986 5,586,000