§ Mr. Needham
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the 50 largest employers of United Kingdom labour among the banks, insurance companies, building societies and other financial institutions showing in each case the number of employees employed in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many women have come into the labour market in each of the past five years; and how many have left it in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Information in the exact form requested is not available. The available information comes from the 1981 and 1979 labour force surveys.
The 1981 survey shows that some 1,257,000 women who were in the labour force in 1981 were economically inactive one year earlier, while some 777,000 women who were economically inactive in 1981 had been in the labour force one year earlier.
The comparable figures from the 1979 survey were, 1,177,000 and 686,000 respectively.