§ 49. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of skilled vertical granite polishers at present unemployed in Aberdeen; and whether he is aware that offers of employment for such men in south-west Lancashire at more than trade union wages have been declined?
There are 16 workmen of this grade on the register at Aberdeen. I understand that their non-employment in the vacancies to which my hon. Friend evidently refers is not connected with the question of wages nor any refusal of the men to accept these vacancies.
§ Mr. BURNETT
Is it not the case that there has been very few unemployed in the Aberdeen granite industry Since a tariff was put upon imported manufactured granite?