§ 64. Miss WILKINSON
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that Middlesbrough town council after careful inquiry have estimated that even if a normal state of trade were resumed, 4,000 workmen would be permanently unemployed in that town, partly owing to the introduction of new machinery and new organisation, his department can suggest any means of utilising this surplus labour so as to prevent this large number of willing workmen being left permanently on unemployment payment or Poor Law relief?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
The situation suggested by the hon. Member forms part of the general question of unemployment, on which a statement will be made this afternoon.