Textiles: Industry

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of textile manufacturers in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Manchester, (d) Leeds, (e) Kirklees, and (f) Huddersfield.

Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of people employed in textile manufacturing in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Leeds, (d) Huddersfield and (e) Manchester.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

In 2014 there were 3,840 textile manufacturing enterprises in the UK, 420 of these in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Data is not published on the number of textile manufacturing enterprises at the sub-regional level requested.

Data from the Business Registers Employment Survey shows that in 2013 the textile manufacturing industry supported the following numbers of jobs. Note that these are survey estimates and as such subject to survey error particularly at more detailed geographical areas.

UK

56,000

Yorkshire and Humber

7,700

Leeds

800

Huddersfield

500

Greater Manchester

6,200

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