§ 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.