§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of employees in the county of Angus is employed in the service industries; how many individuals this represents; and how many extra vacancies in manufacturing industry are expected to arise in the county between now and the end of 1966.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
In the areas covered by Employment Exchanges in the county of Angus, there were estimated to be about 50,300 employees in employment at mid-1965 in Orders XVII and XX to XXIII of the Standard Industrial Classification. These represented about 41 per cent. of employees in employment in all industries and services in these areas.
The estimates are based on National Insurance cards exchanged in the county supplemented by employers' returns and are subject to sampling errors.
Full information on the number of new jobs in manufacturing likely to arise between now and the end of 1966 is not available. However, estimates provided by applicants for industrial development certificates in the county show that 1,500 jobs were expected to arise from projects which were completed in the last twelve months or approved but not completed by the end of March, 1966.