HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2859
68. Mr. John

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction existing in the Rhondda at the absence of the establishment of new industries in the area; and will he take all possible steps either to establish works under the Government Departments or to influence industrialists to establish new industries in the Rhondda area?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Rhondda, East (Mr. Mainwaring) yesterday of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. John

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the trading estate will not affect the Rhondda Valley, but that there are thousands of unemployed in close proximity to the Rhondda Trading Estate and that there are over 10 per cent. of the unemployed of the Special Area in South Wales unemployed in the

Table showing the numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of these Employment Exchanges at 21st June, 1937.
Employment Exchange. Wholly employed Temporarily Stopped Total.
Ferndale 3,086 55 3,141
Porth 2,687 25 2,712
Tonypandy 4,032 151 4,183
Treorchy (including Ton Pentre) 3,451 73 3,524
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