§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)
No, Sir. It would not be possible to obtain any reliable figures owing to the difficulty of tracing the influence of improved machinery or mechanisation among the many varied factors which have determined the upward course of employment in this country in recent years?
§ Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD
As I have said, it is impossible to determine what influence the question of mechanisation has had.