§ Mr. Davidson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many people were employed in shipbuilding and ship repair in(a) 1965, (b) 1970, (c) 1980, (d) 1985, (e) 1990 and (f) 1995; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
I have been asked to reply.
Information on employment in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry is available from the periodic censuses of employment. The table shows the number employed in this industry, for years where the information is directly comparable:
Number of employees in employment in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry1 in Great Britain, in September of each year Number 1981 120,800 1984 90,200 1987 58,200 1989 51,200 1991 47,000 1 Group 371 of the standard industrial classification 1980.