HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 cc95-6W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the changed circumstances since the publication of the Economic Survey for 1947, he will issue a revised version of the table on page 29, giving the distribution of manpower necessary to achieve the Government's objectives; and what expansion of the numbers employed in the coal-mining, agricultural and textile industries is possible and desirable in the first six months of 1948.

Mr. Isaacs

The estimates desired by my hon. Friend could only be made as part of a revision of the Economic Survey for 1947 and of an Economic Survey for 1948. The Government have decided not to attempt to revise the Economic Survey for 1947; the preparation of an Economic Survey for 1948 is under consideration.