§ 22. Brigadier-General SURTEES
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in the borough of Gateshead there are now 1,550 ex-Service men and 750 civilian men and women unable to obtain work locally; and whether any temporary measure can be taken to alleviate the situation?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The figures given by the hon. and gallant Member are approximately accurate. A large part of 1299 the unemployment referred to is due to the moulders' dispute, and will cease when that is settled.