HC Deb 26 June 1924 vol 175 cc631-2W

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?


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, 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

Forward to