§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of how many people were employed by local authorities in England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 888W
§ Mr. Raynsford
The numbers of employees in local authorities in England in the last five years are given in the table.
Numbers employed by local authorities in England1 Full time equivalents Thousand Mid-year counts2 1998 1,404 1999 1,420 2000 1,435 2001 1,474 20023 1,495 1 Excludes police and magistrates courts 2 End of June 3 End of March
Office for National Statistics