HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 cc227-8W
106. Mr. Hoy

asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of people on short-time working in Scotland in November, 1957, and at the latest available date.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The available figures relate to operatives at establishments with more than 10 employees in manufacturing industries, excluding shipbuilding and ship-repairing. The number working short-time in Scotland at the end of October, the latest date for which figures are available, was 14,940, compared with 6,540 at the end of November, 1957.

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