§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Mr. Montague)
I assume that the hon. Member refers to industrial employés. On this assumption the number of those dismissed from the Royal Airship Works at Cardington since the R. 101 disaster is 323 (222 men and 101 women); of these, 66 men were given notice prior to the disaster and their dismissal was not a consequence of the loss of R. 101. The number at present employed at the Royal Airship Works is 385 (292 men and 93 women).