HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c201W
45. Dr. Michael Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are employed in machine tool manufacture; what was the figure five years and 10 years ago; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

The information is as follows:

Employees in employment
Unadjusted, Great Britain
Metal-working machine tools and engineers tools (Group 322)1
September 1979 110,764
September 1984 76,299
September 1989 74,796
1 Standard Industrial Classification 1980