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Public Sector Employment

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many (i) public sector jobs and (ii) local government jobs there are in Wales; and what have been the changes in each case since 1977.

On 8 December 1984 provisional figures indicate that there were 121,635 full-time equivalent local government jobs, including law and order services, a drop of 3,659 since 10 December 1977. It will take time to produce the information requested on the public sector. I shall write to the hon. Gentleman and place a copy in the Library.

YearSchoolMonth of closureNew school
1979None
1980Bronllys church in Wales PrimaryMayBronllys county primary
Llwynmadog (Beulah) county primarySeptemberIrfon Valley county primary
Llangammarch Wells county primary
Llanfanfawr county primary
Garth county primary
1981Trallong Church-in-Wales primaryAugust
Nantgwyn county primaryAugust
Llanllugan (Cwm) county primaryDecember
Ystradfelltse county primaryDecember
1982Tirabad county primaryJuly
Bleddfa Church-in-Wales primaryJuly
Berriew Church-in-Wales infantsJulyBerriew county primary
Berriew county junior
1983Penrhos county infantsMarchPenrhos county primary
Penrhos county junior
1984Llargunllo Church-in-Wales primaryJuly
Cynlais county infantsSeptemberCynlais county primary
Cynlais county junior
1985Belan Church-in-Wales primaryApril