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Labour Statistics

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what is his latest estimate of the number of full-time jobs lost and part-time jobs gained between 1979 and the latest available date.

We have no means of estimating accurately job losses and job gains.However, between June 1979 and December 1986, the latest date for which comparable figures are available, there was a net decrease in the size of the full-time employed labour force in Great Britain of 1,359,000.In the same period there was a net increase in part-time employment of 719,000. Since 1983, however, the employed labour force has grown by 1,130,000.

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the number of redundancies in the northern region notified to his Department in each year since 1979.

Information relating to confirmed redundancies is given in the following table:

Redundancies confirmed as due to occur in Northern Region