§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many jobs have been created in Wales since 1997 in(a) the public and (b) the private sector. 
§ Mr. Touhig
Comparing the 12 months to August 2003 with 1997, there has been an increase of 49,000 people employed in the public sector and 61,000 employed in the private sector in Wales.
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