§ Sir H. CROFT
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that the average number of hours lost owing to short time per head of all lace workers declined from 5.5 hours per week in 2651W October, 1924, to 1.6 hours per week in October, 1928, she can supply the corresponding figures for October, 1929?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The particulars relating to October, 1924, and October, 1928, were obtained by special inquiries, which have not been repeated in respect of any later date. I regret that figures are not available, therefore, for October, 1929.