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Friday, 12 June 1970

Mr Charles Jones asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

Is he able to say how many people are employed' directly and indirectly iti (a) shipping, stevedoring and ship building, (b) railway, and (c) road transport activites.

Mr Sinclair - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Figures are not available for persons employed indirectly by the activities mentioned. Direct employment in those activities at March 1970 was:

(a)   shipping and stevedoring - 41,900 shipbuilding - n.a.9

(b)   railways - 64,200

(c)   road transport - 105,700

Latest figure available ls for June 1968, when the total employment in ship and boat building and repairing and marine engineering was 18,550.

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