HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 cc2154-5W

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of workers in the engineering industry who are unemployed and on short time respectively?


The total number of workpeople in the engineering industry who were claiming out-of-work donation or unemployment benefit at 26th November was 67,558. Arrangements are being made for obtaining in future separate returns of workpeople making claims in respect of short-time and total unemployment respectively, but such figures are not yet available. It is known, however, that there is a considerable amount of short-time working in the engineering industry.