HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1794
31. Mr. SWAN

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons employed by municipal authorities at the Armistice, and the number at present?


According to the returns to the Ministry of Labour, the total number of persons employed in municipal gas, water, electricity, trams, and general services was 575,000 at November, 1920, as compared with 407,000 at November, 1918.

Major NALL

Does not this increase account to a marked extent for the great rise in rates?

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