HC Deb 01 April 1914 vol 60 c1182
44. Mr. GILL

asked the Home Secretary the number of persons employed in the cotton industry, distinguishing between males and females, and also giving the number under twenty-one years of age in each sex; and, if he has not these particulars, will he ask for a return from all employers of the number of workpeople as specified above?


The latest figures available are those of the Census of 1911, when the numbers returned as engaged in cotton manufacture were as follows: Males, 233,380, including 77,472 under twenty-one; females, 371,797, including 148,165 under twenty-one. These figures include 2,565 employers. The latest Factory Act return of persons employed in the industry is for 1907, but a return for 1912 has been collected, and is now being tabulated as rapidly as possible.