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Local Government Employees

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest figure available for the total number of persons employed in local authorities; and how this compares with the figures for 1st April 1974.

:The total number of persons employed by local authorities in England and Wales in mid-June 1974, the latest figure available, was 2,443,000. No figures are available to show the comparative position at 1st April 1974, but the figure for mid-June 1973 was 2,454,000.