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Working Hours

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Labour how many people have had their weekly working hours reduced since the end of the war; what has been the average reduction of working hours per week; how many people have been granted holidays with pay; and for how many hours per annum.

Since August, 1945, about 8+ million wage-earners have had their normal weekly working hours reduced by about three hours on the average. Similar information is not available of the number of wage-earners who have been granted holidays with pay since that date or of the number of hours per annum for which payment is made.