HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c902W
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. [33681]

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
1981 120,800
1984 90,200
1987 58,200
1989 51,200
1991 47,000
1 Group 371 of the standard industrial classification 1980.