§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the size of the labour force in Wales in 1964, 1970 and 1976 and what is the estimated size in 1979; and what is the number of new jobs and training places that have to be created in Wales by 1979 to reduce unemployment in Wales to 20,000, assuming no net inward or outward migration.
§ Mr. Golding
Annual estimates of the size of the labour force are not available. However, estimates of the working population the coverage of which is a little different from that of the labour force, are available from 1966. These show that the working population in Wales was 1,162,000 in 1966; 1,117,000 in 1970 and 1,161,000 in 1975. Labour force projections are currently under review and will be published as soon as possible.