§ 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).