HC Deb 16 November 1971 vol 826 c89W
Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of people temporarily stopped from employment in the textile industry as a whole, and in the wool textile industry in particular, at the latest available date.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The count made on 11th October of the total numbers of people registered as unemployed in Great Britain included 4,215 temporarily stopped workers who last worked in the textiles industries (Order XIII of the Standard Industrial Classification). Of these, 2,015 last worked in the woollen and worsted industry (minimum list heading 414).