§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the number of people currently self-employed, and how that figure compares with a year ago.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In September 1984, the latest date for which information is available, there were an estimated 2,526,000 self-employed persons in the United Kingdom. The corresponding figure for September 1983 was 2,289,000.