§ 13. Sir CHARLES EDWARDS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Messrs. Richard Thomas and Company, tinplate makers, intend building new works in Lincolnshire at a cost of a million pounds and a saving to the company of £200,000 a year, and that it is estimated that this will mean unemployment for 10,000 men together with a loss of South Wales coal which now means employment for 6,000 miners; and whether, as this will mean the building of new houses, etc., and the rendering derelict of whole villages, he will say what steps the Government propose to take in the matter?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday to a similar question by the hon. Member for Carmarthen (Mr. R. T. Evans).
§ 53. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Messrs. Richard Thomas and Company propose to erect plant for the manufacture of 150,000 tons per annum of tinplate and sheets at Redbourne; whether he has estimated the extent of unemployment which may be caused in the coal industry and the steel and tinplate industries in South Wales if the orders were transferred from South Wales to Lincolnshire; and whether he is taking action to prevent the injury and loss which would be inflicted upon the whole community in South Wales if the proposals were carried into effect?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I would refer to the reply given by my hon. and gallant Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour to the hon. Member for Carmarthen (Mr. R. T. Evans) on this subject yesterday. I understand that further opportunity for a discussion of the matter will arise this evening.