§ 22. Mr. THOMAS COOK
asked the Minister of Labour the position of unemployment in the rural areas of Norfolk, with particular reference to the labour available for hoeing sugar-beet?
The numbers of workpeople registered for employment at local offices in rural areas in Norfolk on the 4th June were 1,545 men, 299 women and 81 juveniles, making a total of 1,925. Of these, 98 were considered suitable for sugar-beet hoeing.
I understand that in one case in Norfolk a request was made for men to be brought from Durham, and steps were taken to comply with the request.