HC Deb 20 May 1986 vol 98 c151W
31. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the current volume of self-employment in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Trippier

In December 1985, the lastest date for which figures are available, the number of self-employed people in the United Kingdom was provisionally estimated to be 2,665,000. The increase in the number of self-employed since 1979 has been very encouraging.

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