§ 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.