HC Deb 03 May 1951 vol 487 cc153-4W
30. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent workers on short time are shown on his Department's unemployment returns; and how far these returns differ in this respect from those compiled before 1939.

Mr. Robens

The total numbers registered as temporarily stopped in Great Britain at 12th March were 4,781 males and 2,328 females. The average numbers in that category in 1938 were 236,000 males and 136,000 females. There is no difference in the method of compilation as between 1938 and today.