HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 cc205-6W
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:

Self-employed in the United Kingdom
June 1989
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