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Service Industries

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing the number of employees in service industries in Scotland in June 1979 and at present, broken down into separate totals for men, women, full-time employees, part-time employees and those on Government training schemes.

The table gives the number of employees in employment for June 1979 and September 1989, the latest available date. Figures are given separately for all men and for women working full time and part time. Information on the number of men working part time is available only for years for which there is a census of employment. Estimates of employees in employment include those with a contract of employment who are on Government work-related training schemes. There is no separate information available on the number of employees in Scotland in the service industries who are also on Government work-related training schemes.

Employees in employment in the service industries in Scotland
June 1979September 1989
Female full-time385415
Female part-time295320

Source: Department of Employment.

1 Includes full and part-time male employees. The latest census of employment shows that in September 1987 there were 62,000 part-time male employees and 486,000 full-time male employees in the service industries in Scotland.