§ 68. Mr. Day
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to carry out an immediate survey of shipyards closed as redundant, with a view to ascertaining the possibility of reopening these yards immediately in case of war, as these closed yards would at once, in an emergency, become essential for the repair and replacement of tramp and other tonnage; and what information he now has as to the condition of these yards?
§ Mr. Leslie
Is it not the case that in the existing shipyards a large percentage of workers are unemployed at the present time?