§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of people on short-time at the 424W latest available date in (a) the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
Information on short-time working is available only for operatives in manufacturing industries. During the week ended 16 August, the latest date for which information is available, 48,600 operatives were on short-time working, either for the whole or for part of the week, in the North West region. Information is not available for parts of regions.