§ 107. Mr. Renton
asked the Minister of Labour how many people were being paid wages and salaries from public funds at the latest date for which figures are available while in the service of the 99W Central Government, local authorities, nationalised undertakings, and other public corporations, respectively; and what percentage of the total working population was composed of such people.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The table below shows the estimated total number of employees of the Central Government, local authorities, nationalised industries and other public corporations in Great Britain at June, 1954:
Estimated number of employees Per cent. of the total working population in all industries and services Central Government (including H.M. Forces and N.A.A.F.I.) 1,970,000 8½ Local Authorities (including Police) 1,490,000 6½ Nationalised Industries and other public corporations* 2,710,000 11½ *National Coal Board, British Transport Commission, gas and electricity supply industries. Water Boards, Iron and Steel Holding and Realization Agency, Hospital Boards, Airways Corporations, B.B.C., and a few small Corporations and Commissions. Doctors and Dentists, other than those in the service of Hospital Boards, are excluded.