HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c216W
74. Mr. Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees are currently employed in workplaces with a closed shop.

Mr. Nicholls

The Green Paper "Removing Barriers to Employment", which was published in March last year, estimated that around 2.6 million people are employed in jobs which are covered by all forms of the closed shop. This estimate was derived from a specially commissioned survey carried out between 22 February and 6 March 1989, a summary of which has been placed in the Library.