HC Deb 16 December 1985 vol 89 c51W

Mr. Leighton asked the Paymaster General how many of the new jobs since 1983 are part-time; and how many are temporary.

Mr. Alan Clark

Information about job gains and job losses is not available from the Department's statistics, but an indication of the net changes can be seen by comparing levels of employment at different dates.

Between June 1983 and June 1985, the latest date for which estimates are available, the number of part-time female employees in employment in Great Britain increased by 87,900; corresponding figures for part-time males are not available. The latest available figures subdividing self-employment between full and part-time show an increase between June 1983 and June 1984 of nearly 80,000 part-timers. Temporary jobs included in the estimates of employed labour force are not separately identified but estimates from the labour force surveys suggest an increase of 43,000 between spring 1983 and spring 1984 in the number of persons in employment doing seasonal, temporary or casual work.