§ 52. Mr. Gordon Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will give the figures for the new jobs created in Scotland between December, 1965 and December, 1968, and for the jobs which disappeared during the same period, showing manufacturing and service industries separately.
§ Mr. Dell
As explained to the hon. Member in a letter from my Department dated 20th August, an industrial analysis of employees in employment in Scotland is available only for June each year. This analysis shows that there were net reductions of about 30,000 in manufacturing and about 10,000 in services between June, 1965 and June, 1968. However, as I indicated in my reply of 6th November to the hon. Member, during this period of inevitable contraction of some of Scotland's basic industries, over 48,000 new manufacturing jobs were created over the 3 years 1966–68 counting only projects requiring industrial development certificates.—[Vol. 790, c. 161.]