§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures he has available for men and women in Halesowen and Stourbridge who are working short time.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Currently there are 600 males and 3,200 females known to my Department to be on short-time working in the Stourbridge employment office area. The comparable figures for Halesowen are 22 males and 16 females.