§ Vera Baird
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of employment in the Tees Valley is dependant on manufacturing. 
§ John Healey
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Vera Baird, dated 23 June 2003:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question on the proportion of employment in the Tees Valley area that is dependant on manufacturing. (120735)The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) gives an estimate of the number of employee jobs in December of each year and the latest year for which figures are available is 2001.The ABI data for the requested area is shown in the following table:
Employee jobs in Tees Valley in 2001 Number Manufacturing 39,345 Total 251,325 percentage Manufacturing as a proportion of total 15.7