§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Labour how many operatives in Lancashire cotton mills were unemployed, including those temporarily stopped, in the respective weeks 30th December, 1946, to 4th January, 1947, 6th January to 11th January, 13th January to 18th January, and 20th January to 25th January, 1947; and of such respective numbers how many were unemployed, including those temporarily stopped, owing to shortage of coal.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Information as to the numbers of persons unemployed at the specified dates is not available. The number of persons unemployed is ascertained only in respect of one date in each month.