The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics – 14 November 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Labour Statistics on 14th November 1988.

Mr. Ralph Howell To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the total number of people employed in nationalised industries in 1979 and at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Major At mid-1979 the figure was 1,849,000 and at mid-1988, 798,000. Of the fall of over 1 million, around 580,000 is attributable to the privatisation of either whole nationalised industries or various subsidiaries.