§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the quarterly levels and changes in the United Kingdom employed labour force since 1990, identifying separately(a) employees in employment, (b) armed forces and (c) self-employment, with a breakdown of these categories by (i) full-time and part-time and (ii) sex. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Mike Hancock, dated 10 December 1998:As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question on the labour force.The statistics you have requested (where available) can be accessed via the Central Shared Database (CSDB) in the House of Commons Library.Figures for males and females are available for Employee jobs (the new name for employees-in-employment), Self-employment jobs and HM Forces in the United Kingdom. However, a full-time and part-time breakdown is only available for the Employee jobs component, and only from December 1992.When accessing the database you will need to know the CSDB `identifiers' for each of the series of figures sought. These are as follows:
- Male Full-time Employee jobs: YEJN
- Male Part-time Employee jobs: YEJO
- Female Full-time Employee jobs: YEJP
- Female Part-time Employee jobs: YEJQ
- Male Self-employment jobs: YEJR
- Female Self-employment jobs: YEJS
- Male HM Forces: YEJT
- Female HM Forces: YEJU
These estimates are subject to revision after 16th December 1998, when the short-term estimates will be benchmarked against the Annual Employment Survey (AES) results for September 1997. You may also wish to know that these figures are published in table B.11 of Labour Market Trends each month—copies of which are placed in the House Library.