§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has as to the percentage of those in the Civil Service and local government who have been made redundant since May 1979; and what is the comparable percentage for redundancies in the private sector.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The statistics of redundancies collected by my Department do not include Crown employees since they are not covered by the statutory provisions relating to redundancies. There are no sufficiently detailed or comprehensive figures available to enable a reliable comparison of redundancies between employees in the public and private sectors to be made.