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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether Penistone, in view of the closing of the iron and steel works in that town, as part of the rationalisation of the iron and steel trade in that town may be classified as a distressed area and share in such facilities as are available for distressed areas?


My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour has decided that, in the circumstances, the facilities that have been available to workpeople in certain depressed areas to enable them to take employment elsewhere shall be extended to the unemployed workpeople at Penistone.

13. Mr. SMITH

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he cam state the number of public works schemes in operation in the Division of Penistone, with details and the number of men employed; and the number of schemes at present under consideration, with details and the local authorities concerned?


I am having inquiries made and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.