HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 c334W
Mr. David Howell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest figure available for the total number of persons employed in local authorities; and how this compares with the figures for 1st April 1974.

Mr. Oakes

The total number of persons employed by local authorities in England and Wales in mid-June 1974, the latest figure available, was 2,443,000. No figures are available to show the comparative position at 1st April 1974, but the figure for mid-June 1973 was 2,454,000.