§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Paymaster General what was the increase in the United Kingdom population of working age in the periods 1974–75 to 1978–79 and 1979–80 to 1983–84, respectively; and what was the average annual percentage increase in each of the two periods.
§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Paymaster General how many jobs in total were lost in the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1985; and how many jobs in total were lost in the rest of the European Economic Community during the same period.
§ Mr. Philip Oppenheim
asked the Paymaster General what proportion of people were in work in Amber Valley and Derbyshire for (a) 1970, (b) 1975 and (c) the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Paymaster General how many people were employed (a) in total and (b) in full-time equivalent in (i) 1956, (ii) 1960, (iii) 1970, (iv) 1980 and (v) 1985.
§ Mr. Lang
The available estimates are as follows:
Employed labour force* in Great Britain September Thousands 1956† 24,049 1960 23,737 1970 24,236 1980 24,549 1985 23,799
* The employed labour force is the sum of employees in employment, the self employed and Her Majesty's forces.
† The figure for 1956 is based on the count of national insurance cards and is not directly comparable with the figures for later years. A fully comparable figure for 1956 might be about 600,000 lower than the recorded figure.
The employees in employment estimates are split between full and part-time for census of employment dates and, for females only, quarterly since 1977. These estimates are as follows for the available dates nearest to those specified in the question.
Part-time employees in employment in Great Britain Male Thousands Female Thousands June 1971 584 2,757 September 1980 n/a 3,834 September 1981 718 3,781 September 1985 n/a 4,340
n/a = Not available.
Quarterly estimates of the numbers of part-time male employees for dates from September 1984 will be published when the results of the 1984 census of employment become available later this year.
The available estimates are insufficiently detailed for the calculation of a reliable series of full-time equivalent estimates.