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Five-Day Week

Volume 436: debated on Thursday 24 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what increase in the cost of coal he anticipates will arise as a result of the five-day week.

So far the National Coal Board have made no proposals for increasing prices in consequence of the five-day week. However, if all the coal which is at present produced on a Saturday morning were lost, costs would go up. Everything depends on how soon and how much the output per man-year improves.