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Working Hours

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the latest available information showing the length of the average working week for industrial workers in each of the EEC countries.

The latest available information is given in the table below. I regret that comparable information for Denmark is not available.

AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS OF WORK PER MANUAL WORKER IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN OCTOBER 1973
CountryHours
United Kingdom42·7
Germany42·8
France43·5
1Italy41·9
Netherlands43·0
Belgium40·8
Luxembourg42·3
1Ireland42·2
NOTES:
1 Figure relates to September 1973.
SOURCES:1. All countries except Ireland: Eurostat Social Statistics 1/1974.2. Ireland: ILO bulletin of Labour Statistics 4th Quarter 1974.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the latest available figures showing the length of the working year per industrial worker, expressed in man days, for each of the member countries of the EEC.