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Job Creation

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the number of additional jobs for (a) employees and (b) self-employed that were created in (i) Scotland, (ii) England and (iii) Wales in the calendar years 1983 and 1984; and if he will publish similar tables for the number of part-time and full-time jobs created; and for men and women, respectively.

[pursuant to his reply,20 May 1985, c.299]: Information about job gains and job losses in not available from the Department's statistics, but an indication of the net changes can be seen by comparing levels of employees in employment and the self-employed at different dates. The following table gives the available at different dates. The following table gives the available information showing changes between December each year. Analyses of full-time and part-time jobs are only available for female employees in employment. The self employment figures are derived from the labour force survey which has only a small sample in Scotland and Wales.

Annual changes at December each year in:ScotlandEnglandWales
Employees in employment
All Males
All Females
1982–83+ 15,000+ 141,000+ 10,000
1983–84+ 19,000+ 177,000+ 6,000
Part-time Females
Title of Report or Subject MatterDate EstablishedChairmanDate Committee Reported
A report of an enquiry into maternal deaths in Northern Ireland 1968–77The Confidential Enquiry into maternal deaths in Northern Ireland was established in 1956. This, the 4th Report in the series, was undertaken by Mr. Gavin Boyd and Mr. James Moore and was published in 1982
Report of the Committee on Legal Education in Northern Ireland28 February 1972Professor A. L. ArmitageJuly 1973
Report and Recommendations of the Working Party on Discrimination in the Private Sector of Employment3 August 1972Mr. William Van Straubenzee MP23 May 1973
Report of the Committee on County Courts and Magistrates' Courts in Northern IrelandOctober 1972Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Jones28 November 1973
Report of the Commission to consider legal procedures to deal with terrorist activities in Northern Ireland18 October 1972Lord DiplockDecember 1972
Report of Committee on Rent Restriction Law of Northern Ireland16 May 1973Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Porter QC3 April 1975
Report of the Law Enforcement Commission. To the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Minister of Justice of Ireland21 December 1973None25 April 1974
Working Party for Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Office). The Handling of complaints against the police: reportJanuary 1974Sir Harold BlackDecember 1975
Report of a Committee to consider, in the context of civil liberties and human rights, measures to deal with terrorism in Northern Ireland1974 (1st meeting in JuneRt. Hon. Lord GardinerJanuary 1975
Joint Working Party on Community, Sporting and Recreational Provision by District Councils8 January 1975Mr. A. C. BrookeJuly 1975
Proposed Acquisition of land at Maghaberry, Co. Antrim31 January 1975The Hon. Mr. Justice MurrayAugust 1975
Regional Rate: Report of the Working PartyOctober 1975Mr. K. Darwin1979

Annual changes at December each year in:







Self-employed persons (with or without employees)






1982–83+ 10,000+ 140,000+ 13,000