HC Deb 10 March 1992 vol 205 cc500-1W
21. Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are currently employed in the manufacturing sector of the United Kingdom economy; and what were the figures in each of the last five years.

Mr. Jackson

In September 1991 there were 4,780,000 employees in employment in manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom. Over the previous five years, the numbers were 5,200,000 in 1986, followed by 5,176,000, 5,217,000, 5,214,000 and 5,136,000 respectively.