HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 c105W
Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Minister of Labour the average number of males employed in Scotland in each 12-month period since 1945.

Mr. Watkinson

Figures for Scotland are available only for one date about the middle of each year, and the earliest year for which figures on the present basis can be supplied is 1948, when the comprehensiveNational Insurance Scheme came into operation. The estimated total numbers of male employees in employment in all industries and services in Scotland at the middle of the years 1948 to 1954 were as follows:

1948 1,343,000
1949 1,348,000
1950 1,351,000
1951 1,349,000
1952 1,347,000
1953 1,354,000
1954 1,364,000