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Work Force (Public And Private Sectors)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the Scottish work force is employed in (a) the public sector and (b) the private sector.

Comprehensive information on the numbers employed in the public and private sectors, respectively, in Scotland is not available. The estimated percentage employed in central Government Departments, the National Health Service and local government as a percentage of total employment in Scotland in 1979 was 21ยท9.