§ 37. Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average working week in manufacturing industry in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Nicholls
It is estimated from the 1988 labour force survey (LFS) that in spring 1988, the average number of hours usually worked (including paid and unpaid overtime but excluding meal-breaks) by persons in employment in the manufacturing industries in Great Britain, was 42.3 hours per week.