HC Deb 03 April 1947 vol 435 cc2213-4
47. Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Labour what increase of labour there has been in the textile industry in the first three months of this year.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Figures are not available for any date later than the end of January, 1947. It is estimated that during that month there was a net increase of 13,000 in the labour force of the textile industries.

Mr. Hollis

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what proportion of that 13,000 have been unemployed, or on short time?

Mr. Isaacs

Not without notice.