HC Deb 03 December 1958 vol 596 c134W
63. Mr. Lee

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons whose last job was in the steel industry were unemployed at the latest convenient date; and how many still employed in that industry are now working less shifts than 12 months ago.

Mr. Wood

On 13th October, 1958, 9,918 workers whose last employment was in the iron and steel industry were registered as wholly unemployed. No statistics of shift working are available; but in the week ended 27th September, 1958, 28,231 were on short-time compared with 4,449 in the week ended 28th September, 1957.