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Short-Time Working

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many industrial firms are now working less than a five-day week.

Information on the number of firms is not available. However, estimates of short-time working show that about 72,000 operatives in manufacturing industries in Great Britain were on short-time working in the week ended 14th December and that about 1 million hours were lost. These figures are due to be published in the February issue of the Department of Employment Gazette.