asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will compare the total number of persons employed in the entire public sector (a) in actual and (b) in full-time equivalent terms, where appropriate, for each of the years 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985; and if he will show these figures as a percentage of the total employed work force in each year.
The latest available estimates are given in the table.
|Public Sector Employment in the United Kingdom|
|Persons employed||Full-time equivalents|
|June||('000)||As percentage of employed labour force||('000)||As percentage of employed labour force|
Source: Central Statistical Office Department of Employment