§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are employed in the motor industry, covering the manufacture of vehicles, parts and accessories; how many are employed in road transport as a whole; and how the aggregate figure compares with those employed by British Railways and its ancillary undertakings.
§ Mr. Booth
The Department's employment statistics are analysed by minimum list headings of the Standard Industrial Classification and not by ownership. Following is the information of the industries principally concerned for September 1975, the latest date for which comprehensive estimates are available. The figures are provisional.
(Thousands) No. Employed Motor vehicle manufacturing (Minimum List Heading 381 of the Standard Industrial Classification)* 447.3 Road Transport (MLH's 702–704) 442.3 Railways (MLH 701) 229.8 Manufacture of Locomotives and railway track equipment (MLH 384) 171 Manufacture of railway carriages and wagons and trams (MLH 385) 25.9 * MLH 381 includes the manufacture of some parts and accessories. The rest are included in other industrial classifications and are not identified separately.