HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 c551
11. Mr. Leonard

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange that in the presentation of the number of persons employed in the brick industry through the Labour Gazette, he will, as in the presentation of details affecting other industries, give the details for Scotland separately?

Mr. E. Brown

I presume the hon. Member is referring to the statistics for the brick industry, published in the Ministry of Labour Gazette, compiled from returns received each month from certain employers. These statistics do not purport to show the total number of persons employed in the industry, and the number of employers in Scotland who now furnish returns is too small to provide a representative sample. It has, therefore, been necessary to discontinue the publication of separate figures for Scotland, but I am having the matter examined, and I hope that it may be found possible to obtain sufficient returns from other employers in Scotland to enable the publication of such figures to be resumed.