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Working Mothers

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many working mothers with children under the age of 15 years are in full-time employment; and how many in part-time employment.

The information is not available in the form requested. The 1971 Census of Population showed that in Great Britain 1,459,150 mothers with one or more dependent children aged 15 and under worked less than 30 hours per week and 834,830 worked 30 hours or more. In addition, 100,650 working mothers with one or more dependent children aged 15 and under did not state the number of hours they worked.