HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c336W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 19 May 2003,Official Report, column 594W, on manufacturing, what percentage of the jobs created in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Belfast Agreement were in (a) manufacturing industry, (b) agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, (c) electricity, gas and water supply, (d) mining, quarrying and construction, (e) wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, (f) hotels and catering, (g) transport, storage and communications, (h) financial intermediation, (i) real estate, renting and business activities, (j) public administration and defence, (k) education, (1) health and social work and (m) other sectors. [117071]

Mr. Pearson

The most reliable information available for which it is possible to provide a breakdown by industrial section refers to the period March 1998 to December 2002 and relates to employee jobs not employment levels to which the earlier reply referred (113501). The net change in employee jobs in Northern Ireland by industrial sector over that period as estimated by the Quarterly Employment Survey1 (QES) is provided in Table 1.

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