§ Mr. C. Wilson
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the numbers of insured persons whose ordinary hours of work per week are over 48, 44 to 48, 40 to 43, and under 40?
§ Mr. E. Brown
For certain groups of industries (textiles, clothing, treatment of non-metalliferous mine and quarry products, and the brick, pottery, glass and chemical industries) statistics showing the proportions of workpeople, employed by firms who supplied information in response to an inquiry made by my Department, whose normal weekly hours, in October, 1935, were less than 44, 44, 44¼ to 46¾, 47, 47¼ to 47¾, 48, and over 48, respectively, are published on page 48 of the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" for February, 1937. Corresponding statistics688W for other manufacturing industries, and for certain non-manufacturing industries, are now in preparation and will be published in subsequent issues of the Gazette. The particulars given relate to wage-earners; similar figures for insured salary earners are not available.