§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed in the food manufacturing industry in each region in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
The available information is shown in the table:285W
Employees in food manufacturing in Great Britain (Not seasonally adjusted) Thousands Region September 1991 September 1993 September 1994 March 1995 North 23 n/a n/a n/a Wales 20 n/a n/a n/a Scotland 46 46 44 42
1. Figures are not given for the North region or for Wales as sample size is too small for reliable estimates.
2. Food manufacture is defined by the groups 411–423 of the Standard Industrial Classification 1980 (SIC 80).
September 1991: Census of Employment.
September 1993, September 1994 and March 1995: Workforce in Employment series.