HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 cc1298-9
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?


The figures given by the hon. and gallant Member are approximately accurate. A large part of the unemployment referred to is due to the moulders' dispute, and will cease when that is settled.