§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women have children between the ages of five and 16 years; and how many of these women work(a) part time and (b) full time.
§ Mr. Dorrell
Table 1 shows that in 1987, the latest year for which these data are available, 22 per cent. of all women of working age had at least one child aged five to 15 years. Table 2 gives the percentages of these women370W who were going out to work full time and part time. The data are taken from the general household survey, which obtains information from a sample of private households, and are therefore subject to sampling error.
Table 1 Great Britain 1987 (per cent.) Percentage of women with child(ren) aged 5–15 years 22 Base = 100 per cent, (women aged 16–59) 7,656
Table 2 Great Britain 1987 (per cent.) Percentage of women, with children aged 5–15 years, who went out to work: Full time 21 Part time 47 Total going out to work1 68 Base = 100 per cent, (women aged 16–59 with child(ren) aged 5–15) 1,694 1 Includes a few cases for which hours of work were not given.