§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the ratio of personnel employed in (a) manufacturing, (b) the service sector and (c) specifically the tourist part of the service sector in relation to their overseas earnings to the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Channon
In the United Kingdom in 1982 exports of manufactured and semi-manufactured goods amounted to £37,333 million, whilst exports of services produced £17,582 million—including £3,184 million attributable to "travel", of which £2,388 million was leisure travel.
In that year there was an average of 5,740,800 employees in employment in manufacturing industries, and 13,336,600 in service industries. In addition there were 148,000 self-employed in manufacturing and 1,384,000 in services. Comparable figures for the tourist industries are not availble.
Overseas earnings cannot be directly related to the number of employees, many of whom have no export component to their work.