§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
asked the Minister of Labour the number of those receiving benefit who are employed on a short-time basis in such a way as to enable them to receive it under the Unemployment Insurance Acts; and what type of workers they mostly are?201W
§ Mr. LAWSON
The only figures available are those giving the numbers of persons temporarily stopped and not at work at the date of the return. These include persons on short time not at work on the date of the return. The total on 14th April was 416,421. The workers concerned are drawn from a large number of industries, but are predominantly from the textile, metal and coal mining industries.