§ 14. Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people were employed in the public sector in Wales(a) in 1997 and (b) in the last 12 months. 
§ Peter Hain
In March 1997 there were just over 300,265 people employed in the public sector in Wales, representing 29.7 per cent, of the Welsh work-force. In December 2002 there were 336,674 people employed in this sector, representing 31.3 per cent.