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Part-Time Work

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many (a) males and (b) females were working part-time in Great Britain in April 1992; and what proportion of these workers earned between (a) £5·20 and £5·50 per hour, (b) £5·50 and £5·60 per hour, (c) £3·90 and £4 per hour and (d) £3·20 and £3·30 per hour.

Estimates of the numbers of employees in employment at March 1992 in Great Britain were 1,048,000 part-time men and 4,709,000 part-time women.The corresponding information for the distributions of hourly earnings can be found in the table.

Staff in post as at 30 September (whole-time equivalents)Percentage change
Learner nurses:
NA21Pupil nurse28817613774-38·3-22·2-46·0-
NA31Student nurse2,8302,8912,7741,8722·2-4·1-32·5
Project 2000 student bursaries:
NB21Under 26 years62n/an/an/a

Part lime employees on adult rates—pay unaffected by absence Proportion with gross hourly earnings between the following amounts April 1992

Males Per cent.

Females Per cent.

£3·20 to £3·303·23·9
£3·90 to £4·003·73·0
£5·20 to £5·502·63·6
£5·50 to £5·601·01·0

Source: New Earnings Survey.