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Private Sector Employers

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the top 50 United Kingdom private sector employers, showing in each case the number of employees employed in the United Kingdom.

Information on employment by individual United Kingdom private sector companies is collected by the Department under the Statistics for Trade Act 1947. The provisions of this Act prevent the Department from disclosing information on individual undertakings. Figures for employment in United Kingdom companies are published in The Times 1000 and in Key British Enterprises by Dunn and Bradstreet, copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library.