HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc577-8W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many women are employed by the employment service; and what is this figure as a percentage of the total work force of the employment service.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from M. E. G. Fogden to Mrs. Ann Clwyd, dated 5 November 1993: As the Employment Service is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State has asked me to write to you direct to respond to your Parliamentary Question to him about the number of women employed by the Employment Service. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of the Agency. We currently employ a total of 49,405 people. Of these, 35,314 are women, which represents 71.5 per cent. of the total workforce. I hope this is helpful. As decided by the Administration Committee of the House of Commons, Chief Executive replies to written Parliamentary Questions will now be published in the Official Report. I will also place a copy of this letter in the Library of the House.