HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 cc3017-8W
Major GLYN

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the numbers of persons now employed in those industries which are subject to the safeguarding of industries provisions, giving each industry separately; and what were the corresponding figures of those industries for the years 1920, 1923 and 1925?


I have been asked to reply. The following table gives figures, so far as they are available, for the groups most nearly corresponding to the safeguarded industries. Comparable figures can be given only from July, 1923, to July, 1925. The table shows the number of insured persons in Great Britain classified as belonging to the industries in question at July, 1923, and July, 1925:

Industry July, 1923 July, 1925.
Motor vehicles, cycles and aircraft. 193,020 213,210
Clocks, watches, plate, jewellery. 49,600 44,950
Cutlery, hand tools, etc. 30,050 33,790
Silk (including artificial silk). 38,140 46,890
Lace 21,570 19,460
Musicial instruments 19,680 21,590

Certain information regarding the number of workpeople employed at various dates in the safeguarded industries is included in the Reports' of the Committees which inquired into the respective applications.