§ Mr. NOEL BUXTON
asked the Minister of Labour the trades to which the provisions of the Trade Boards Acts have been applied, and the approximate number of workers affected in each trade?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
Trade Boards have been established in the following trades: Aerated waters boot and floor polish: boot and shoe repairing brush and broom; button-making; chain; coffin furniture and cerement making; cotton waste reclamation; corset: dressmaking and women's light clothing; flax and hemp; fur; general waste materials' reclamation; grocery and provisions: hair, bass and fibre; hat, cap and millinery; hollow-ware; jute; lace finishing laundry; linen and cotton handkerchief and household goods and linen piece-goods; made-op textiles; milk distributive; ostrich and fancy feather and artificial flower paper bag; paper box perambulator and invalid carriage; pin, hook and eye and snap fastener ready-made and wholesale bespoke tailoring: retail bespoke tailoring; rope, twine and net; sack and bag; shirtmaking; stamped or pressed metal wares sugar, confectionary and food preserving; tin box: tobacco; toy; wholesale mantle and costume. Accurate statistics are not available with regard to all the trades, but it is estimated that the total number of worker s affected is some 2,500,000.