HC Deb 03 April 1952 vol 498 c146W
87. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers unemployed at the latest date in the textile industry in cotton, rayon, silk and wool respectively.

Sir W. Monckton

At 11th February 22,870 in the cotton industry; 718 in rayon, nylon, etc. production; 3,531 in rayon, nylon, etc., weaving and silk; and 12,484 in the woollen and worsted industry. Figures for March are not yet available.