HC Deb 06 March 1956 vol 549 cc175-6W
13. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour how many workers have been stood off or placed on part-time working since 25th October, 1955; and which industries are affected.

Mr. Iain Macleod

In the week ended 26th November, the latest date for which comprehensive information for the manufacturing industries is available, there were 34,000 operatives on short-time. Since then the main changes that are known to have occurred are an increase of 20,000 in the manufacture of motor cars and accessories and a decrease of 6,000 in the cotton industry.