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Local Government : Manpower

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Aidan Burley Aidan Burley Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were employed by local government in the first quarter of (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Department does not hold records of the number of people employed by local authorities.

The Office for National Statistics publishes local government employment statistics for the United Kingdom for the second quarter of each year between 1991 and 1999 and quarterly thereafter. The number of people employed by local government in the second quarter of 1997 was 2,728,000, and the number employed in the second quarter of 2010 was 2,907,000. It should be noted that these figures include local authorities under the devolved Administrations.

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