HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1387W
Mr. Marshall

asked the Minister of Labour what measure of Government control is applied to the sack and bag industry; and whether he will give the respective figures of unemployment, male and female, in the industry for the months ended January, 1938, and January, 1940?

Mr. E. Brown

I am not aware of any control over this industry beyond what is involved in the fact that supplies of jute for spinning and jute yarn for weaving are controlled by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply. I regret that the figures asked for in the second part of the Question are not available.