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Large Companies (Employment)

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many people are employed by the fiftieth, hundredth and one hundred and fiftieth largest employer amongst publicly quoted companies.

The latest readily available information on the numbers of employees of the largest United Kingdom listed companies is in the "Times 10001974–75", which covers only industrial companies. On the basis of the figures given in that publication, which some-

Rank by number of employeesCompanyEnd of accounting periodAverage number of employees
50thHouse of Fraser 27th January 197329,713*
100thWeir Group28th December 197313,500
Mather & Piatt31st December 197313,500
150thAssociated Fisheries 30th September 19739,153
* United Kingdom employees only.