HC Deb 05 February 1959 vol 599 c128W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures giving, for the first week in October, 1951, and October, 1958, respectively, the total number of registered unemployed, the total number on short time, the total number of unfilled vacancies and any other information which will show the improvement or deterioration in the employment situation at the two stated dates.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The following table gives the information desired:

is yet in a position to state what action he proposes to take on the Report of the Committee on Diligence, and, in particular, on the recommendation concerning the limitation on arrestment of wages.

Mr. Maclay

Not yet. The Committee made a large number of recommendations, and that on arrestment of wages is being considered with the others.