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Self-Employed Women

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment by how much the number of women who are self-employed has changed since 1979.

The estimated number of self-employed women in the United Kingdom rose from 357,000 in June 1979 to 782,000 in December 1989, an increase of 426,000 (119 per cent.).