HC Deb 28 October 1975 vol 898 c454W
26. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest estimate of employees currently working less than a five-day week.

Mr. Booth

Information is not available about the number of days that employees work during a particular week. However, the monthly survey of employees in employment in manufacturing industries shows that about 125,000 operatives were on short time during the week ended 16th August 1975. More recent figures, based on approximate estimates from regions, indicate that about 135,000 employees were affected by short-time working in mid October.

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