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Volume 181: debated on Monday 19 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish a table showing for each year since 1970 and for the latest month the number of full-time adult males and females in employment together with the number of part-time workers distinguishing between manual and other workers and between manufacturing, other production industries and non-production industries; and if he will add figures for non-adult workers and for the self-employed.

I shall write to the hon. Gentleman and place a copy of my reply in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentages of full-time employed (a) men and (b) women, and of part-time employed (i) men and (ii) women, earned less than £3 an hour in April 1990.

The available information on those earning less than £3 per hour in the new earnings survey (NES) sample is published in table 20 of part A of the 1990 NES report.