HC Deb 14 April 1976 vol 909 c634W
Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of the population of the United Kingdom is (a) not yet at work, namely, school-children and students, (b) retired and (c) available for work only for limited periods, all expressed in terms of per 1,000 population.

Mr. John Fraser,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 8th April 1976, Vol. 909, c. 2889], gave the following information:

At June 1975 it is estimated that, per thousand population in the United Kingdom, there were 269 children aged 0 to 15 or school-children and full-time students aged 16 and over. As regards the proportion of retired persons there is no reliable estimate later than that for 1971 given in my earlier reply.