§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many of the net new jobs created in the United Kingdom since 1983 have been full-time and how many part-time; and what evidence there is on how many of the new part-time jobs have been taken by people already in employment.
§ Mr. Cope
As the employed labour force estimates for Northern Ireland do not distinguish between full-time and part-time jobs, the figures are for Great Britain only. Between December 1983 and December 1987, the latest date for which figures are available, there was a net increase of 603,000 full-time and 760,000 part-time jobs in the employed labour force—the sum of employees in employment, the self-employed and members of Her Majesty's forces. It is estimated from the labour force survey that between spring 1984 and spring 1987, the number of people with two or more jobs increased by 133,000.