HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 cc370-1W
Mr. Stanley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many people are employed by the fiftieth, hundredth and one hundred and fiftieth largest employer amongst publicly quoted companies.

Mr. Meacher

The latest readily available information on the numbers of employees of the largest United Kingdom listed companies is in the "Times 1000 1974–75", which covers only industrial companies. On the basis of the figures given in that publication, which some-

Rank by number of employees Company End of accounting period Average number of employees
50th House of Fraser 27th January 1973 29,713*
100th Weir Group 28th December 1973 13,500
Mather & Piatt 31st December 1973 13,500
150th Associated Fisheries 30th September 1973 9,153
* United Kingdom employees only.

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