§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what study he has made as to the changes in employment levels in the last year in respect of businesses employing(a) over 20 people and (b) fewer than this figure; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Page
Estimates of the changes in employment levels during 1995 for businesses of different sizes are not available but it will be possible to derive such figures in future years from information held on the Central Statistical Office's interdepartmental business register.
Some information is available from the labour force survey, but with respect to workplaces rather than businesses. Changes in employment levels between autumn 1994 and autumn 1995, in workplaces with (a) fewer than 25 and (b) 25 or more people, are given in the table.
Changes in the number of employees1 by size of workplace Great Britain, not seasonally adjusted Thousands Total2 Less than 25 employees3 25 or more employees3 Autumn 1994 21,632 7,157 14,237 Autumn 1995 21,977 7,145 14,578 Change 346 -12 342
1 Figures are for employees only, and excluded the self-employed, unpaid family workers and those on Government programmes.
2 Includes some people who did not give the number of employees at their workplace.
3 Excludes those who did not give the number of employees their workplace.
Labour Force Survey.