HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c232W
54. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade the percentage of spindles and looms respectively, in the cotton textile industry which were operating on double-shift working in the last quarter 1953, 1954, and 1955.

Mr. Low

The percentage of spindles in the cotton industry operated on double-shift systems in the last quarter of 1953, 1954 and 1955 were about 1.4, 1.5 and 2.0 respectively. Similar figures for looms were 10.3, 11.2 and 11.8.