HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c259W
12. Mr. Carter

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are in full-time employment now in the United Kingdom as compared to June 1970.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At June 1972, the latest date for which information is available, the estimated number of employees in employment was 22,336,000. In June 1970 it was 22,891,000. The figures do not distinguish full-time workers separately; however, estimates based on sample surveys suggest that about 85 per cent. of all employees are in full-time employment.