HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 cc17-8W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons are employed in public sector administration in Wales; and what was the figure at the same date in each of the last five years.

Mr. John Stradling Thomas

The numbers of persons employed in public administration and defence (order XXVII of the 1968 standard industrial classification) in December each year of the period referred to were as follows:

Year Numbers
1982 80,000
1981 81,000
1980 82,000
1979 83,000
1978 84,000

These figures, based on Department of Employment quarterly estimates, do not include those employed in administration in nationalised industries or similar public bodies.