§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are employed in the United Kingdom, excluding agriculture, fishing and the public sector. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 27 November 2000]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Frank Dobson, dated 28 November 2000As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the number of people employed in the UK, excluding agriculture, fishing and the public sector. (140382)In June 1999, the latest date for which figures are available, the number of employee jobs in the sector specified was 18,968,000.