§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the number of additional jobs which would be required, without extra overtime working, in each of the main sectors of employment by reducing the working week to 35 hours.
§ Mr. Golding
No. Such an estimate would depend on the assumptions made about hours currently worked and the effect on output and overtime. The number of additional jobs is very sensitive to variation in these assumptions.