§ 29. Mr. MACKINDER (for Mr. RILEY)
asked the Minister of Labour the number of insured persons employed in the woollen textile industry in Great Britain and also the total number of persons employed in the industry?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
At 1st July, 1927, there were in Great Britain 238,610 insured persons aged 16 to 64, inclusive, classified as belonging to the wool textile industry. At 26th March, 1928, 16,105 such persons were recorded as unemployed, including 9,467 who were temporarily stopped from the service of their employers. I am unable to state the total number of persons employed in the industry.