§ Mr. Parry
asked the Paymaster General (1) how many people were employed in the brewing industry in England and Wales in June 1979; and how many at the latest available date;
(2) asked the Paymaster General how many workers were employed in the wines and spirits industry in June 1979; in England and Wales; and how many at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Trippier
The available information is as follows:
Employees in Employment in Great Britain Industry June 1979 December 1985 Brewing, malting, cider and perry 71,500 54,600 Spirit distilling and compounding 29,400 20,400
The Department's statistics do not provide separate figures for England and Wales.