§ Sir W. Robson Brown
asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the total numbers in Great Britain of persons unemployed for 12 months or more, for six to 12 months, for three to six months, for less than three months, and for one week, respectively; and if he will state the total number on short time, in particular those working for three days or less a week.
§ Mr. Hare
The following table gives the latest available information:
Wholly unemployed at 14th January, 1963 Duration Number Over 52 weeks 64,865 Over 26 and up to 52 weeks 63,153 Over 13 and up to 26 weeks 96,645 Over 1 week and up to 13 weeks 324,605 1 week or less 79,760
Statistics of short-time working are collected on a different basis. In the week ending 19th January, 1963, the 94W estimated number of operatives on short-time in manufacturing industry was 156.600, of whom 12,600 were stood off for the whole week. A more detailed analysis of the amount of time lost is not available.