HC Deb 22 April 1926 vol 194 cc1409-10W

asked the Minister of Labour what manufacturing processes and what materials, if any, other than pure silk, are involved in the industry described as the silk industry for the purposes of the statistical classification under the Unemployment Insurance Act?


The following is the list of processes included under the heading "silk industry" for the purpose of statistical classification under the Unemployment Insurance Acts:

  • Artificial silk spinning.
  • Artificial silk yarn manufacture.
  • Cellulose acetate manufacture.
  • Chenille manufacture.
  • Crepe (silk) manufacture.
  • Damask (silk) manufacture.
  • Plush (silk) manufacture.
  • Pongee manufacture.
  • Poplin (silk) manufacture.
  • Reeled silk spinning.
  • Ribbon silk manufacture.
  • Silk cording.
  • Silk combing.
  • Silk dressing.
  • Silk noil spinning.
  • Silk printing.
  • Silk reeling.
  • Silk smallware manufacture.
  • Silk spinning.
  • Silk spinning (artificial).
  • Silk thread manufacture.
  • Silk throwing.

March, 1926, stating males and females separately?


The following Table shows the number of applications for extended benefit considered, admitted and recommended for disallowance by the Wigan Local Employment Committee during the period 15th December, 1925, to 12th April, 1626:

  • Silk twisting.
  • Silk twist manufacture.
  • Silk warping.
  • Silk waste spinning.
  • Silk weaving.
  • Silk winding.
  • Tapestry (silk) manufacture.
  • Tie silk manufacture (weaving).
  • Veiling (silk) manufacture.
  • Velvet (silk) manufacture.
  • Viscose manufacture.