HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc673-4W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many farmers, partners, directors and farm workers were employed in each county in Wales in(a) June and (b) December 1989.

Mr. Peter Walker

Figures from the agricultural census for June 1989 are shown in the following table. County figures cannot be produced from the December agricultural sample surveys.

1 Total employment in the financial services sector amounted to 68,000.

Figures for dock work are included in the supporting services for sea transport category for which there were estimated to be 3,300 employees in employment in September 1989.

British Coal produces the most recent figures available for the deep-mined coal mining sector. There were, on average, 4,100 employees on colliery books in the year up to 31 October 1989. The latest available information on opencast coal mining is from the census of employment, September 1987 when there were 1,400 employees in employment.

Statistics compiled by the British Steel Corporation and the United Kingdom Statistics Bureau show that there were 19,400 employees in the steel industry in December 1988.