HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc731-2W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the total number of people employed in public service including all local authority personnel, water authority personnel, and Civil Service personnel, for each of the years 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977.

Mr. Golding

The following are estimates for the total numbers employed in public corporations, central Government, including Her Majesty's Forces, and local authorities of the United Kingdom at June of each of the years 1974, 1975 and 1976:

he will list the discretionary sanctions which have been imposed.

Mr. John Grant

The following wages councils have proposed increases in the basic minimum rates of typical grades of worker by more than 10 per cent.

An employer who does no more than is necessary to comply with a wages order is fulfilling a statutory obligation and is therefore not in breach of the pay guidelines.