HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c13W
35. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the approximate figures for the numbers of workers engaged upon the manufacture of armaments and in ancillary activities.

Mr. Iain Macleod

It is estimated that at the end of last year the number so employed was about 770,000. This figure includes persons engaged on defence orders placed by Government Departments on behalf of countries overseas.