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.