§ Mr. McLoughlin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of people excluding teachers employed by each shire county council per thousand population. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
The available information is as follows. The levels of employment in individual authorities are not directly comparable because of variations in, for example, population structure and social characteristics, the extent of the use of private firms and contractors and the level of work undertaken for other authorities and public bodies on an agency basis.
Number of people employed per thousand population in shire counties (excluding teachers) at June 1994 General services (excluding Law and Order) Authority Staff per thousand population Avon 9.4 Bedfordshire n/a Berkshire n/a Buckinghamshire 13.1 Cambridgeshire n/a Cheshire 9.0 Cleveland 11.4 Cornwall and Scilly 9.1 Cumbria 8.5 Derbyshire 10.1 Devon 9.6 Dorset 8.9 Durham 10.3 East Sussex 7.9 Essex 6.4 Gloucestershire 7.7 Hampshire 8.8 Hereford and Worcester n/a Hertfordshire 9.4 Humberside n/a Isle of Wight 8.9 Kent 8.0 Lancashire n/a Leicestershire 10.2 Lincolnshire 7.4 Norfolk 9.5 North Yorkshire n/a Northamptonshire n/a Northumberland 10.7 Nottinghamshire n/a Oxfordshire 8.7 Shropshire 9.3 Somerset 11.7 Staffordshire 10.9 Suffolk 11.0 Surrey 7.3 Warwickshire 11.0
Number of people employed per thousand population in shire counties (excluding teachers) at June 1994 General services (excluding Law and Order) Authority Staff per thousand population West Sussex 9.6 Wiltshire 7.6
n/a = Data not available.