§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Minister of Labour if she will supply complete quarterly average figures of wages in the silk and rayon industry for the years 1924 to 1929, inclusive?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
In connection with the special inquiries into earnings, made by the Ministry of Labour in respect of the weeks ended 18th October, 1924, and 27th October, 1928, information was secured relating to a large part of the silk (including artificial silk) industry. The particulars obtained are set forth in an article which appeared in pages 352–354 of the October, 1929, issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. I regret that comparable figures for other years are not available.