§ Mrs. Irene Adams
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of people employed in the manufacture and distribution of Scotch whisky in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
Employment figures are available for plants manufacturing Scotch whisky as their principal product. No separate figures are available for transport services relating to just the whisky industry.
The table shows manufacturing employment in the whisky and other related industries in Scotland in plants employing 11 or more employees in 1987, 1988 and 1989, the latest year for which figures are available.
Manufacturing employment in the whisky and other related industries 1987 1988 1989 Scotland 11,000 10,600 10,200
Source: The Scottish Office Industry Department. Regional Data System.