§ Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the numbers employed in Scotland in the petroleum and petro-chemicals industry 78W industry group, but the following table gives the numbers of young people under 18 who, following completion of full-time education, entered their first jobs in these industries.
in each year from 1964 to the nearest appropriate current date.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At June, 1971, the latest date for which estimates are available, there were about 2,500 employees in employment in Scotland in the mineral oil refining industry.
Following are the figures for earlier years:
Estimated numbers of employees in employment in Scotland in Mineral Oil Refining (minimum list heading 262 of the Standard Industrial Classification) (Thousands) June, 1964 2.3 June, 1965 2.0 June, 1966 (a) 2.0 June, 1966 (b) 1.9 June, 1967 2.0 June, 1968 2.2 June, 1969 2.5 June, 1970 2.5
Between June, 1966 and June, 1967, the industrial classifications of many establishments were corrected. The figures for June, 1966 are shown on both bases, that is, (a) excluding and (b) including the effect of these reclassifications.