HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c715W
1994. Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of men aged 55 to 64 years were active in the labour market in(a) 1967, (b) 1977, (c) 1987 and (d)

Miss Widdecombe

Latest estimates from the summer 1994 labour force survey show that 64 per cent. of men aged 55 to 64 were economically active. Equivalent figures for 1987 and 1979—the earliest available comparable data—were 68 per cent. and 84 per cent. respectively.