HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c377W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in(a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales work less than 16 hours a week. [102780]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Nigel Evans, dated 13 March 2003: As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about people who work less than 16 hours a week by country of residence. (102780) The attached table gives the information requested for the three-month period ending November 2002. These estimates are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). They are not seasonally adjusted.

People who work less than 16 hours a week by country of residence1—United Kingdom—September to November 2002
Thousands, not seasonally adjusted
UK 2,422
England 2,084
Wales 98
Scotland 190
Northern Ireland 50
1 Total usual weekly hours worked in main job, including paid and unpaid overtime.


These Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates are Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA) and have not yet been adjusted to take account of the Census 2001 results.


ONS Labour Force Survey

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