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European Community Citizens

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many United Kingdom citizens were employed in the other countries of the EEC in 1979; and how many EEC citizens were employed by United Kingdom employers in the same year.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 August 1980, c. 871]: For United Kingdom citizens employed in other European Community countries, the available figures for the various countries relate to different periods between 1975 and 1979. The total of these figures gives an estimate of 72,000 employees excluding those working in the Irish Republic, for which corresponding information is not available. Based on partial information for the Irish Republic, it is estimated that the total for all other European Community countries would be of the order of 80,000.For citizens of other European Community countries employed in the United Kingdom the latest estimate, relating to 1977 and derived from the labour force sample survey, is 340,000 employees of which 260,000 were citizens of the Irish Republic.