HC Deb 12 December 1966 vol 738 c2W
24. Mr. David Mitchell

asked the Minister of Labour how many operatives are currently on short time; and how are these divided between manufacturing and service industries.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Statistics of short-time working relate only to manufacturing industries, excluding shipbuilding and ship repairing. During the week ended 15th October, 1966, there were 163,800 operatives on short-time in these industries.