HC Deb 08 December 1955 vol 547 c104W
108. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Labour the number of pottery operatives in Stoke-on-Trent who are registered as working short-time, giving the date at which the information is available.

Sir W. Monckton

Precise statistics of short-time working are compiled for quarterly dates only and the figures for 26th November are not yet available. I have made inquiries, however, and I understand that the number of work-people in the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent who were affected by short-time working at the end of last week was probably in the region of 600.