§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers employed in Scotland at the end of 1971, or the nearest convenient date, in coal-mining, metal manufacture, shipbuilding, ship repairing, marine engineering, general engineering and electrical, vehicles, textiles, clothing, construction, agriculture, transport, distribution, local government and public service.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Estimates for 1971 are not yet available and the following table shows figures for June, 1970:
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN SCOTLAND AT JUNE, 1970 (Thousands) Coal mining (minimum list heading 101 of the Standard Industrial Classification) 36.1 Metal manufacture (Order VI of the Standard Industrial Classification) 46.6 Shipbuilding and ship repairing (MLH 370.1) 33.3 Marine engineering (MLH 370.2) 11.1 Mechanical, instrument and electrical engineering (Orders VII to IX) 187.0 Vehicles (Order XI) 41.1 Textiles (Order XIII) 84.7 Clothing and footwear (Order XV) 172.5 Agriculture and horticulture (MLH 001) 45.9 Transport and communication (Order XXII) 142.7 Distributive trades (Order XXIII) 259.9 Public administration, including local government service (Order XXVII) 121.1