HC Deb 05 February 1965 vol 705 c344W
Mr. Ian Gilmour

asked the Minister of Labour what the employment figures were on 31st December, 1964, in the various public services and nationalised industries.

Mr. Thornton

The classification of the employment statistics by public and private sectors is made by the Central Statistical Office once a year. The figures for mid-1964 are not yet available. It is estimated that in mid-1963 some 5,300,000 persons were employed in Great Britain in the public sector, including 1,697,000 employed in nationalised industries.