HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 cc77-8W
48. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people he expects to be employed in the social and welfare services in the year 1973–74.

Sir K. Joseph

The estimated number that will be employed in health, education, social security and the personal social services in Great Britain at 1st April 1974 is 2¼ million in terms of whole-time equivalents. Of this number approximately 170,000 will be employed in the personal social services.