HC Deb 05 November 1976 vol 918 c729W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the total working populations of each town where saturation wage inspections have so far been carried out by his Department's wage inspectorate.

Mr. John Grant

Information on the total working population, which includes Her Majesty's Forces and the self-employed, is not available for local areas. The following table shows the total numbers of employees, including the unemployed in the employment office areas which include the towns specified.

Employment Office Area Employees, employed and unemployed, at June 1975
Luton 79,400
Cheltenham 62,800
Burton-on-Trent 36,300
Blackpool 52,900
Wakefield 60,100
Sunderland 77,900
Dundee 97,800
Newport (Mon) 69,800
Loughborough 42,800
Northwich 21,400
Shipley 19,600
Brighton 98,900
Ayr 47,300