HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c219W
91. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour how many workers have left the betting, gambling and gaming industry to enter productive employment since the introduction of the Government's wages and prices standstill; and whether he will make a statement on the basis upon which he collates this detailed information.

Mr. Gunter

I regret the information is not available. As part of my Department's monthly employment survey, the number of engagements made by a sample of employers with establishments in manufacturing industries is collected quarterly and labour turnover rates are calculated. The information about engagements does not show in which industries the workers concerned were last employed and it would be very costly both to employers and my Department to obtain and process this additional information.