HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 c1861

asked the Minister of Labour how many wage earners there were in Great Britain in 1924 registered as such; how many of these were employed in factories or workshops; how many factories were employing over 5,000 workpeople as average per year; and how many between 500 and 5,000?


As regards the first part of the question, the only information available is from the 1,321 Population Census which shows that the total number of employés gainfully occupied in Great Britain then was, approximately, 17,400,000. This total, however, includes salaried persons as well as wage earners and two classes are not separately distinguished. I have consulted my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Home Affairs regarding the remaining parts of the question, but I understand that the information desired is not available.