Working Hours

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 4th October 2004.

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Photo of Mr Denzil Davies Mr Denzil Davies Labour, Llanelli

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her estimate is of the average number of hours worked by UK employees in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs)

The average of hours worked (that is total hours excluding overtime) for the last year is as follows:

Spring Hours
2004 34.38
2003 34.45

These figures are produced monthly in Labour Market Trends, an ONS publication.

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