HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c558W
32. Mr. Weetch

asked the Paymaster General what was the net loss or gain in service sector jobs in Britain and the East Anglian region, respectively, in 1986.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

There are no figures for job gains and job losses.

Between September 1985 and September 1986 (the latest year for which figures are available) there was a net increase in the number of employees in employment in the service industries in Great Britain of 303,000. In the same period there was a comparable increase for East Anglia of 20,000.