§ Mr. Woof
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a list showing the numbers employed in manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom, expressed as a percentage of the total population of the United Kingdom, and of the working population of the United Kingdom for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Golding
The information available is shown in the table below:
Numbers in employment (including the self-employed) in the manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom expressed as Year Percentages of the total population Percentages of the total working population 1970 15.2 33.4 1971 14.7 32.6 1972 14.2 31.4 1973 14.2 31.1 1974 14.3 31.2
(1) Estimates refer to mid-year.
(2) Manufacturing industries relate to Industry Order Groups III–XIX of the Standard Industrial Classification 1968.