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Public Sector Employees

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public sector employees there were in 1997; and how many there were at the latest date for which figures are available. [118249]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr Gray, dated 11 June 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about how many public sector employees there were in 1997, and how many there were at the latest date for which figures are available. (118249)
The information requested is given in the table below.

Thousands

June 1997

June 2001

Total public sector4,9545,163

Source:

Economic Trends, June 2002 issue, ONS

Full information on public sector employment is currently published once a year. Data for 2002 are expected to be published in the summer of 2003.