§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total number of persons employed in public services, distinguishing between the Armed Forces, nationalised industries, local government and other public bodies.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The nearest available figures are those published in the April 1974 issue ofEconomic Trends.
The latest figures relate to June 1972 and are as follows (in thousands):
Her Majesty's Forces and Women's Services 371 Other central Government 1,585 Local authorities 2,680 Public corporations(1) 1,809 Total public sector 6,445 (1) Includes the nationalised industries and other public bodies.
(1) Includes the nationalised industries and other public bodies.