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Part-Time Workers

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many part-time women workers there were at the latest convenient date, and what percentage of these earned (a) under £1 an hour, (b) between £1 and £1·50 an hour and (c) over £1·50 an hour; and if he will give similar figures for part-time male workers ;(2) how many part-time women workers are not included in Government statistics because their weekly pay is too low; and if he will give similar estimates for part-time male workers.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 June 1980, c. 250]: It is estimated from the census of employment that there were 681,000 part-time male workers and 3,617,000 part-time female workers in June 1977 in Great Britain.

(Thousands)
December 1978December 1979Change
South East7,3457,330−15
East Anglia683693+10
SouthWest1,5451,560+15
West Midlands2,2342,216−18
East Midlands1,5351,536+1
Yorkshire and Humberside1,9931,984−9
North West2,6752,642−33
North1,2641,259−5
Wales1,0021,002