HC Deb 13 May 1992 vol 207 cc150-1W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table of(a) company manufacturing employment as a percentage of total employment and (b) company manufacturing output as a percentage of total output in (i) 1975, (ii) 1979, (iii) 1985 and (iv) the latest year for which annual statistics are available.

Mr. McLoughlin

The available information is shown in the following tables:

Seasonally adjusted employees and self-employed in manufacturing in Great Britain as a percentage of all employees and self-employed
Per cent.
June 1975 31.0
June 1979 29.7
June 1985 23.3

Per cent.
June 1991 20.3
December 1991 20.2

Manufacturing output in the United Kingdom as a percentage of total output (1, 2)
Per cent.
1975 29.0
1979 28.7
1985 23.9
1990 22.4

1. Net income of manufacturing industries as a percentage of income based measure of GDP.

2. Source: tables 2.1 of "United Kingdom National Accounts" (CSO's Blue Book).