§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the percentage of self-employed people in the work forces of member states of the EC.
The information is shown in the table.
Self employed as a percentage of the civilian workforce 1988 (mid year) percentage Belgium 12.8 Denmark 8.3 Federal Republic of Germany 18.8 France 13.8 Greece 32.5 Ireland 18.8 Italy 21.6 Luxembourg 10.2 Netherlands 8.8 Portugal 29.2 Spain 18.0 United Kingdom 210.7 Source: OECD Labour Statistics 1968–1988 except United Kingdom (ED). 1 Figures are for 1986, latest available. 2 The latest available figure (September 1990) is 11.9 per cent.