§ Q35. Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Prime Minister how many persons were employed in the entire public sector in the United Kingdom (a) in 1960 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; and what percentage increase this represents.
§ The Prime Minister
The numbers employed in the public sector were 7,036,000 in 1982 compared with 5,843,000 in 1960—an increase of 20 per cent.