§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what the ratios of increased jobs in the first three months of 1988 are between(a) part-time and full-time, and (b) temporary and permanent.
§ Mr. Lee
The latest available figures are for December 1987. Between December 1986 and December 1987 there was a net increase of 507,000 in the size of the civilian employed labour force in Great Britain. Of this increase 49 per cent. was attributable to growth in part-time employment and 51 per cent. to growth in full-time employment. The civilian employed labour force is the sum of employees in employment and the self-employed.
The regularly published employment estimates do not separately identify those in temporary or permanent employment. The labour force survey provides such information on a different basis, and the latest available figures are for spring 1987. Estimates based on the labour force survey indicate that between spring 1986 and spring 1987 there was a net increase of 334,000 in the number of employees and self-employed in Great Britain. Of this increase, the percentages attributable to growths in temporary and permanent employment were 18 per cent. and 82 per cent., respectively.