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Professionally Qualified Women

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what is his Department's estimate of the number of professionally qualified women who are not presently working and who could potentially be attracted back into work.

Preliminary labour force survey results for the spring of 1986 estimate that 184,000 women of working age (ie 16 to 59) with a degree or equivalent qualification were either unemployed or economically inactive in Great Britain.

asked the Paymaster General, if he will estimate, for the latest available date the total known annual amount of income received by individuals; of this, how much is paid (a) in wages and salaries to employees, (b) through other forms of remuneration deriving from employment, (c) from the profits of or remuneration of self-employment, (d) by way of interest, dividends and

£ million
198019811982198319841985
Total of which200,178221,221242,535261,473281,427308,426
(a) Wages and salaries including pay in cash of HM Forces117,151125,441134,302143,926153,288166,612
(b) Income in kind and employers' contributions20,20122,74024,11326,13727,06028,738
(c) Income from self-employment 113,86215,29117,29119,55122,44224,240
(d) Rent, dividends and interest (gross receipts)13,60513,88915,82815,56217,40121,986
(e) State retirement pensions, widows benefit etc10,94612,84614,23115,32516,31416,999
(f) Other Social Security benefits and other grants from general government 212,96816,50920,16022,06023,95526,414
(g)(i) Other current transfers1,4481,6201,8152,0822,2902,450
(ii) Pensions and other benefits from life insurance and pensions9,99712,88514,79516,83018,67720,987
1 After deducting interest payments, depreciation and stock appreciation.
2 Includes family benefits, supplementary benefit, unemployment benefit other social security benefits and remission of rent.

Source: Derived from tables 4.1 and 4.4 of "United Kingdom National Accounts" 1986 edition.