§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were employed in Shrewsbury and Atcham(a) on the last date for which figures are available and (b) in May 1997. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Paul Marsden, dated 24 June 1999:In the absence of the Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question on the number of people employed in Shrewsbury and Atcham.Information is available for the number of Employee Jobs, derived from the Annual Employment Survey (AES) for September 1997 (latest available date) and September 1996. The persons holding these jobs may live outside the area shown.
Employee jobs at September Thousand Year Shrewsbury and Atcham1 1996 38.3 1997 39.0 1Local Authority District