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Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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Number of workpeople of all ages employed in (a) artificial silk manufacture, and (b) the silk industry, including the working up of artificial silk:

(a) Artificial Silk Manufacture.
Year.Manual Workers.Non-Manual Workers.Total.

(b) Silk Industry, including the working up of artificial silk.
Year.Manual Workers.Non-Manual Workers.Total.

The figures are extracted from the annual reports of the German Factory Inspectorate: the reports for 1929 are not yet available. Workpeople employed in the working up of mixtures of artificial silk and other textiles appear to he excluded: it is not clear, from the information in the possession of the Ministry of Labour, whether those engaged in the manufacture of artificial silk hosiery are included or excluded.