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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics on 8th June 1989.


Mr. Couchman To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much employment in the United Kingdom has risen since 1983.

Mr. Charles Wardle To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much employment in the United Kingdom has risen since 1983.

Mr. Summerson To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much employment in the United Kingdom has risen since 1983.

Mr. Cash To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much employment in the United Kingdom has risen since 1983.

Mr. Major Total employment in the United Kingdom has increased by 2,951,000 since March 1983.

Mr. Stevens To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are now registered as self-employed; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.

Mr. Andrew Mitchell To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are now registered as self-employed; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.

Mr. Major In December 1988 3,048,000 people were self-employed in the United Kingdom compared with 1,906,000 in June 1979, an increase of 60 per cent.

Mr. Thorne To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many months adult unemployment has fallen continuously in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Major Unemployment in the United Kingdom has fallen for 33 months in succession.