§ Mr. FENBY
asked the Minister of Labour the number of operatives engaged in the hosiery industry in the United Kingdom during the year 1924, and the percentage of unemployment in the industry during the same year; and whether these figures include operatives engaged in the underwear manufacture, which is largely carried on in factories making hosiery?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The estimated number of insured workpeople in the hosiery industry of Great Britain was 92,660 at the end of 1924. The mean annual percentage unemployed during 1924 was 6.1. These figures include operatives engaged in the manufacture of underwear carried on in factories making hosiery.