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Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he makes of the number of earning non-ratepayers in Scotland.

None; but sample data from the 1971 Census indicate that there were some 680,000 private households each containing two or more economically active persons, that is persons who had a job on the date of the census or were actively seeking work. Many of these persons are, of course, spouses of householders.