§ Mr. Norman Hogg
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by region the numbers currently employed in the food manufacturing industry.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The most recent estimates of employees in employment according to industry and by region are from the September 1989 census of employment. Data for the food manufacturing industry are given in the table.
Region Numbers employed in the food manufacturing industry Borders 1,300 Central 900 Dumfries and Galloway 2,900 Fife 1,000 Grampian 10,700 Highland 1,300 Lothian 8,100 Strathclyde 18,300 Tayside 4,300 Islands 700
Source: Employment Department 1989 Census of Employment.
1. These estimates are for September 1989.
2. The industries covered are Groups 411–423 of the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification.
3. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.