HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc212-3W
Mr. Ovenden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the average retail price for the lowest grade of petroleum as at 1st January in each year since 1964, and the amount of tax included in the price on each date.

Dr. Gilbert:

Typical retail prices and duty content of a gallon of two star petrol in the inner zone were as follows:

employment, including all local and central Government, Armed Forces, nationalised industries and the Government agencies and undertakings; and how this compares with the numbers employed at 1st April 1974.

Mr. Robert Sheldon:

The latest figures are for June 1973, and are given on page xxxvii of "Economic Trends" for January 1975. In June 1973 the total was 6,541,000.

Mr. David Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are employed in publicly-owned industries at the latest available count.

Mr. Robert Sheldon:

In June 1973 the number employed in the public sector in the agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction, gas, electricity and water, and transport and communication industries (Orders I-XXII inclusive of the Standard Industrial Classification) was 2,153,000.