§ 58. Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Minister of Labour in what industries the weekly hours of the workpeople are 48 or less; and how many men and women, respectively, are employed in those industries?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
In the great majority of organised industries the normal weekly hours of labour fixed by agreement between employers and workpeople are 48 or less. Particulars of the hours recog- 369 nised in each of the principal industries at 31st December, 1930, will be found on pages 83 to 86 of the "Twentieth Abstract of Labour Statistics" (Cmd. 3831). Statistics are not available as to the numbers of men and women, respectively, employed in industries in which the hours are 48 or less, but some information as to the proportions of workpeople working a normal week of 48 hours, over 48 hours, and less than 48 hours in a large number of industries in the year 1924, as shown by the results of a special inquiry made by the Ministry of Labour, will be found on page 102 of the same "Abstract."