§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been employed in the shipping industry in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The number of employees in employment in the shipbuilding and ship repairing industry in the United Kingdom is shown in the following table:
Employees in employment in the shipbuilding and ship repairing industry: United Kingdom Numbers September 1981 127,000 September 1984 93,000 September 1987 62,000 September 1989 54,000 September 1991 49,000
Employee estimates at detailed industry level for the United Kingdom are available only from the census of employment.