HL Deb 15 March 2001 vol 623 c109WA
Lord Roberts of Conwy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many manufacturing jobs have been lost in Wales since May 1997. [HL545]

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

The latest ONS statistics (September 2000) show that total employee jobs in manufacturing in Wales stood at 202,000 compared to a figure of 210,000 in the June 1997 ONS statistics. ONS statistics are compiled quarterly and therefore June 1997 is the closest available month to that requested.