asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage, respectively, of manual and non-manual workers work less than 40 hours a week.
The New Earnings Survey indicates that, in April 1976, about 28 per cent. of manual employees and about 80 per cent. of non-manual employees in Great Britain had normal basic hours of 39 or less per week, excluding main meal breaks and overtime. These estimates cover full-time and part-time workers. They exclude persons who were not members of PAYE schemes and those without specified normal hours because of the nature of their jobs.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many clerical and administrative positions are now occupied or available in the county of South Yorkshire at the latest available date and three years earlier.
Regarding positions occupied, this Department does not compile comprehensive analyses of the numbers employed by occupation. Regarding positions available, figures for September 1976, the latest date for which information is available, show that there were 541 unfilled vacancies notified to employment offices in the South Yorkshire Metropolitan County for managerial, professional, clerical and related occupations. This figure relates only to notified vacancies and is not a measure of total vacancies. Similar analyses are not available for earlier dates.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons are in employment in the county of South Yorkshire at the latest available date; and how many were employed three years earlier.
At June 1975, the latest date for which employment estimates for counties are available, there were 556,000 employees in employment in South Yorkshire. This compares with 528,000 employees in employment in June 1972.