§ 3. Sir PHILIP DAWSON
asked the Minister of Labour how many men have been turned out of employment by the manufacturers of Diesel engines since the proposed imposition of the increased tax on heavy oil by the Chancellor of the Exchequer?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I regret that the statistics available in my Department do not enable me to distinguish the course of employment in this branch of industry.
§ Mr. LOUIS SMITH
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that manufacturers have been turning their attention, recently, to the development of patent 1246 rights abroad, which does not employ British labour, because of this handicap to enterprise in this country?