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Labour Statistics

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the lastest available figures for the number of persons engaged in full-time employment and the number of persons who are unemployed or engaged in full-time job creation activity.

The following information is in the Library. In December 1984, the lastest date for which information is available, there were an estimated 23,655,000 persons in the employed labour force in Great Britain. Included in this total were 4,282,000 female employees in employment who worked part-time. The number of part-time workers in the other components of the employed labour force—that is, male employees in employment the self-employed and HM forces—is not available.On 6 December 1984 the number of unemployed claimants in Great Britain was 3,100,005. The total number of people engaged full-time in job creation activity is estimated to have been about 319,000 at the end of December.

EC NumberTitleAction
79/622/EECCouncil Directive of 25 June 1979 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the roll-over protection structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (static testing).The Agricultural or Forestry Tractors and Tractor Components (Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (SI 1981 No. 669) (made by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 605).
79/831/EECCouncil Directive of 18 September 1979 amending for the sixth time Directive No. 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances.The Notification of New Substances Regulations 1982 (SI 1982 No. 1496) and The Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1244)
80/720/EECCouncil Directive of 24 June 1980 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the operating space, access to the driving position and the doors and windows of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.The Agricultural or Forestry Tractors and Tractor Components (Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (SI 1981 No. 669) (made by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Secretary of State for Scotland).
80/781/EECCouncil Directive of 22 July 1980 amending Directive 73/173/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations (solvents).The Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1244).
80/836/EuratomCouncil Directive of 15 July 1980 amending the Directives laying down the basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionising radiation.Proposals for ionising radiation regulations and approved code of practice set out in HSC consultative document in November 1982 will be completed shortly.
80/876/EECCouncil Directive of 15 July 1980 on the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to straight ammonium nitrate fertilizers of high nitrogen content.The Fertilizers (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1592).
80/987/EECCouncil Directive of 20 October 1980 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States on the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employers.Sections 121–127 of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 as extended by the Insolvency of Employers (Excluded Classes) Regulations 1983 (SI 1983 No. 624).
80/1107/EECCouncil Directive of 27 November 1980 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents at work.Implemented by various provisions of
(i) Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
(ii) Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977
(iii) Employment (Consolidation) Act 1978
(iv) Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1980
(v) Asbestos (Licensing Regulations 1983
80/1189/EECCouncil Directive of 4 December 1980 providing for the technical adaptation, consequent upon the accession of the Hellenic Republic to the European Communities, of Directive 67/548/EEC on dangerous substances.The Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1244).
80/1271/EECCouncil Directive of 22 December 1980 providing for the adaptation, consequent upon the accession of the Hellenic Republic to the European Communities, of Council Directive 73/173/EEC on the approximation of Member States' laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations (solvents).The Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1244).
81/187/EECCouncil Directive of 26 March 1981 amending Directive 78/631/EEC on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations (pesticides).No action necessary. The Directive postpones the implementation date of Directive 78/631/EEC.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the details of each directive relevant to his Department from the EEC since 1979; and what action he has taken in each case.

[pursuant to his reply, 2 May 1985, c. 190]: The information requested is set out in the table. It relates to directives adopted by the EC Council of Ministers since May 1979 and for the implementation of which my right hon. Friend has overall responsibility in Great Britain.

EC Number

Title

Action

81/1051/EECCouncil Directive of 7 December 1981 amending Directive 79/113/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the determination of the noise emission of construction plant and equipment.No action necessary. This Directive amends Directive (79/113/EEC) which lays down the means by which noise from construction plant and equipment is to be measured.
82/130/EECCouncil Directive of 15 February 1982 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning electrical equipment for the use in potentially explosive atmospheres in mines susceptible to firedamp.The Mines (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1983 (SI 1983 N0. 1130).
82/501/EECCouncil Directive of 24 June 1982 on the major-accident hazards of certain industrial activities.The Control of Industrial Accident Hazards Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1902).
82/605/EECCouncil Directive of 28 July 1982 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to metallic lead and its ionic compounds at work (First individual Directive within the meaning of Article 8 of Directive 80/1107/EEC).The amendment of the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1980 and the revision of the HSC Approved Code of Practice and Guidance Note will be completed shortly.
83/265/EECCouncil Directive of 16 May 1983 amending Directive 77/729/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of paints, varnishes, printing inks, adhesives and similar products.The Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984 (SI 1984 No. 1244)
83/477/EECCouncil Directive of 19 September 1983 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work (second individual Directive within the meaning of Article 8 of Directive 80/1107/EEC).HSC Consultative Document proposing regulations on the Control of Asbestos at Work published on 12 December 1984.
83/478/EECCouncil Directive of 19 September 1983 amending for the fifth time (asbestos) Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations.The draft Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations and the labelling requirements in the draft Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations will implement this Directive.
84/467/EuratomCouncil Directive of 3 September 1984 amending Directive 80/836/Euratom as regards the basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionising radiation.Proposals for ionising regulations and approved code of practice set out in HSC Consultative Document of November 1982 will be completed shortly.
84/525/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to seamless, steel gas cylinders.HSC Consultative Document on draft Pressure Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulations published on 12 July 1984.
84/526/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to seamless, unalloyed aluminium and aluminium alloy gas cylinders.HSC Consultative Document on draft Pressure Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulations published on 12 July 1984.
84/527/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to welded unalloyed steel gas cylinders.HSC Consultative Document on draft Pressure Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulations published on 12 July 1984.
84/528/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to common provisions for lifting and mechanical handling appliances.All necessary action undertaken in relation to Directive 84/529/EEC.
84/529/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electrically-operated lifts.Following consultation, the Department of Trade and Industry is arranging for test facilities and inspection body.
84/530/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to common provisions for appliances using gaseous fuels, safety and control devices for these appliances and methods of surveillance of them.Will be implemented by Safety Orders under The Energy Conservation Act 1981.
84/531/EECCouncil Directive of 17 September 1984 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to appliances using gaseous fuels for instantaneous production of hot water for sanitary purposes.Will be implemented by Safety Orders under The Energy Conservation Act 1981.