HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 cc180-1
23. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the changed circumstances since the publication of the Economic Survey for 1947, he will give revised estimates of the distribution of manpower necessary to achieve the Government's objectives, particularly in respect of the expansion of the numbers employed in the coalmining, agricultural and textile industries.

Mr. Isaacs

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 30th October to his previous Question on this subject, to which I have nothing at present to add.

Mr. Swingler

In view of the fact that the figures given in the Economic Survey are entirely out of date and that another Economic Survey is not expected until next January, does not my right hon. Friend think that the House is entitled to have some statement from the Government on this question?

Mr. Isaacs

The answer I gave previously was to the effect that the preparation of an Economic Survey for 1948 is under consideration, and I can tell my hon. Friend that we are now getting on with that.