§ 64. Mr. Gerald Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are currently self-employed in each region of the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The number of self-employed in the United Kingdom is estimated to be higher than ever before. The following table shows self-employment in each region for June 1989:206W
Self-employed in the United Kingdom Unadjusted June 1989 Thousands South East (including London) 1,106 East Anglia 142 South West 307 West Midlands 254 East Midlands 209 Yorkshire and Humberside 242 North West 298 North 117 Wales 151 Scotland 224 Northern Ireland 60 UNITED KINGDOM 3,110