HC Deb 07 December 1964 vol 703 cc127-8W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Labour what increase there has been since 1951 in employment opportunities for women in Wales; and how this figure compares with the national trend.

Mr. Thornton

Between mid-1951 and mid-1963 the estimated number of women in employment increased by 45,400 (21.7 per cent.) in Wales and by 891,800 (14 per cent.) in Great Britain as a whole. The figures for mid-1964 are not yet available.