HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 cc142-3W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers employed in the spinning and weaving sections of the cotton industry on 30th September, 1951, and on the last date for which figures are available.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The estimated numbers of employees in employment in Great Britain at the end of September, 1951, were 186,000 in the cotton spinning, doubling, etc., industry and 135,800 in the cotton weaving, etc., industry. The corresponding figures for the end of January, 1958, were 145,700 and 101,000 respectively.

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