HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc261-2W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an estimate of the increase in costs of pro- duction due to a 44-hour in place of a 48-hour week, with particular figures for the coal, building, iron and steel and railway industries.

Sir S. Cripps

No, Sir. There is not sufficient information available on which to base any reliable estimate.