§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons work in the steel industry in Scotland at present; and what are the corresponding figures for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
I have been asked to reply.209W
The following is the information for the total labour force employed in ECSC activities in the steel industry for the years 1979 to 1986 (end March), in Scotland.
Steel industry in Scotland Total labout force employed in ECSC activities* '000 (at year end) Scotland 1979 13.1 1980 10.4 1981 9.5 1982 7.4 1983 6.0 1984 5.9 1985 5.6 1986† 5.0 * The figures supplied relate to employment in ECSC activities, compiled by the Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau, and are published in Eurostat for the United Kingdom as a whole. † End March.