§ Miss WILKINSON
I beg to ask leave to present to this Honourable House the Petition of the people of Jarrow praying for assistance in the resuscitation of its industry. During the last 15 years Jarrow has passed through a period of industrial depression without parallel in the town's history. Its shipyard is closed. Its steelworks have been denied the right to reopen. Where formerly 8,000 people, many of them skilled workers, were employed, only 100 men are now employed on a temporary scheme. The town cannot be left derelict, and therefore your Petitioners humbly pray that His Majesty's Government and this honourable House should realise the urgent need that work should be provided for the town without further delay.
§ Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE
I beg to ask leave to present a Petition signed by 68,502 people on Tyneside and adjacent areas on behalf of the town of Jarrow. This humble Petition showeth that, whereas for 15 years Jarrow has endured industrial depression without parallel in the town's history, all efforts for the resuscitation of the industry have failed, and the future holds no prospect of work for its many thousands of unemployed. Therefore, your Petitioners humbly pray that the necessary act of assistance be given by the Government for the provision of work in the town of Jarrow.