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Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give details of the total number of textile workers who have lost their jobs since 4th March 1974, expressed as a percentage of the total work force at that date.

The precise information is not available. However, provisional estimates for Great Britain indicate that the numbers of employees in employment in the textile industries—Order XIII of the Standard Industrial Classification—decreased by 16,600, or 3·1 per cent., between March 1974 and December 1974.