HC Deb 11 March 1947 vol 434 cc154-5W
85 Major Legge-Bourke

asked the President of the Board of Trade what industries have lost, as compared with 1939, more than six per cent. of labour recorded for the coalmining industry; which of these industries have exceeded the decline of 20 per cent. in output per head recorded by the same industry; which of them have shown a smaller decline; and what these declines amount to per cent. in each case.

Mr. Belcher

With the hon. and gallant Member's permission I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the list of industries for which he asks. As regards the remainder of the Question, I would refer him to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Accrington (Mr. Scott-Elliot) on 13th February, and to my right hon. and learned Friend's statement in the House yesterday.

Following is the list

Mining and quarrying; Clothing industries; Textile industries, except hemp, rope, cord, etc.; Paper and paper manufacture, printing; Leather goods manufacture; Furniture, etc.; Musical instruments; Oilcloth, linoleum, etc.; Bread, biscuits, etc.; Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery; Pottery, etc.; Building and civil engineering; Bricks, tile, pipe, etc.; Cement; General ironfounding (not including engineer's ironfounding); Manufacture of tinplate; Distributive trades; Laundries and dry cleaning; Commerce, banking and insurance; Road passenger transport (other than tramway and omnibus service).