HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 c495W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men and women were in paid employment throughout the United Kingdom at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 10 March 1980]: In 1979, the United Kingdom employed labour force—comprising employees in employment, the self-employed and Her Majesty's Forces—was 25 million, consisting of 15 million males and 10 million females.