HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c142W
92. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of British jobs which depend directly or indirectly on the maintenance of trading relationships with southern Africa; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Clark

No estimate has been made of the number of jobs dependent on the maintenance of trading links with the whole of the southern African region. However, given the current levels of trade with South Africa, our best estimate is that the equivalent of 120,000 United Kingdom jobs may be involved in the export of goods and services to that country. If trade is disrupted with adjoining states also, this total would be further increased.