§ 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?