HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 c41W
3. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent the records of furniture workers registered in the area of Leyton show an increase during the past six months in the number of unemployed or withdrawn from the industry; and approximately how many are now working part-time.

Mr. Iain Macleod

In the six months to 14th May the number of wholly unemployed furniture workers registered at the Leyton and Walthamstow employment exchange increased by twenty-nine. It is estimated that in the week ended 9th June 380 were on short time at furniture firms in the area.

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