HC Deb 16 May 1950 vol 475 c139W
88. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give figures of total distribution of total manpower in Great Britain at the latest available date on the same basis as was used in Table 4 of the Monthly Digest of Statistics for March, 1949.

Mr. Isaacs

Owing to the introduction in 1948 of a new series of manpower statistics and a different system of industrial classification, it is not possible to give figures comparable with those referred to by the hon. Member for dates later than December, 1948. The reasons why these changes were made and the differences between the old and new series of statistics are fully described in an article in the February, 1949, issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, a copy of which is in the Library.