§ Dr. Godman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will give his estimate of the total number of jobs or full-time equivalents in each of the Scottish food, drink and tobacco industries.
§ Mr. Lang
The estimated number of persons employed in Scotland in the food, drink and tobacco industries—classes 41 and 42 of the 1980 standard industrial classification—for 1984, the latest at present available, are set out below. Figures for some industries have been aggregated in order to prevent disclosure of information to individual businesses.
Industry Estimated employment Meat and poultry processing 9,900 Fish processing 5,100 Bread and flour confectionery 15,000 Sugar and confectionery 2,700 Biscuits 5,400 Milk and milk products 3,500 Fruit and vegetable processing 1,200 Grain milling and animal feedstuffs 2,700 Miscellaneous food products and tobacco 6,800 Spirits, wine and brewing 18,500 Soft drink 2,900 Total 73,700
Source: Annual census of production.