HC Deb 04 April 1928 vol 215 c1953
17. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women employed in the silk industry; what are the hours agreed upon as the normal working week: and what are the rates of wages operating for men and women in the silk trade?


At January, 1928, there were 20,390 men and 26,360 women in Great Britain aged 16 to 64 years classified as belonging to the silk industry (including artificial silk). Of these, 1,301 men and 2,120 women were recorded as unemployed at 20th February.

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