§ 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 Tim Holt to Mr. Nick Gibb, dated 6 May 1999As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question on road hauliers' job losses.Information is available for the net change in the number of jobs, and not for the number of jobs created or lost. The most up-to-date number of Employee jobs in freight transport by road in Great Britain is derived from the Annual Employment Survey (AES). At September 1997, latest available date, there were 227,800 employed in freight transport by road in Great Britain. The corresponding figure for September 1996 was 204,600.