HC Deb 23 March 1950 vol 472 c129W
86. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons in industrial employment who were given holidays with pay in 1939 and 1949, respectively.

Mr. Isaacs

About 20 million employed persons are now entitled to annual holidays with pay. The number in 1939 was about 7¾ million. It is estimated that the manual wage earners included in these figures number about 14 million and 4 million respectively, the remainder being mainly salaried employees, clerks, shop assistants and domestic servants.