§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of persons in the United Kingdom who are (a) self-employed, (b) employed and members of trade unions, and (c) employed and not members of trade unions.
§ Mr. Booth
The estimated numbers of employers and self-employed persons in the United Kingdom at June 1972 was 1,892,000.9W
Information about the employed population is not available in the form requested. The estimated number of employees, employed and unemployed, in the United Kingdom in June 1973 was 23,035,000. This estimate is provisional, pending the publication of the 1973 Census of Employment which is expected later this year.
At the end of 1972 the total membership of trade unions known to have their head offices in the United Kingdom, but excluding members of overseas branches, was 11,242,000.