HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c370W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of jobs in Scotland in(a) the manufacture, (b) servicing of and (c) retailing of (1) motor vehicles, (2) goods vehicles and (3) buses and coaches; and what plans he has to increase these figures.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 12 May 1994]: Information derived from the Employment Department's September 1991 census of employment, in the most disaggregated form available, is shown in the table. Estimates of employees in employment in the manufacture or repair of goods vehicles, buses and coaches are not separately available.

The Government's economic policies, by securing low inflation on a permanent basis and sound public finances over the medium term, are the best guarantee of increased jobs in these and other sectors of the Scottish economy.

Employment in Scotland in selected industries
Employees in employment September 1991
Motor vehicles1 and their engines and motor vehicles bodies 1,800
Motor vehicle parts 1,700
Retail distribution of motor vehicles and parts 17,300
Repair and servicing of motor vehicles 16,900
1 Includes passenger cars and commercial vehicles.