§ Sir W. ALLEN
asked the Minister of Health how many officials there are in the employment of the various local authorities in Great Britain: and how many are retired on pension?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I regret that I have no separate record of the officials employed by local authorities or of the number retired on pension. According to the last census, the total number of persons of all occupations employed by local authorities in England and Wales,632W exclusive of those in the education and police services, was as follows:
Services other than education and police and those separately stated below 350,315 Poor Law service 48,855 Tramways 60,812 Harbours, docks, etc. 42,444 Gas works 27,428 Electricity supply 22,098 Waterworks and hydraulic power 15,933 Rolling stock manufacture 2,783 Canal authorities, etc. 1,213 Omnibus service 1,097 Total of above services 572,978