HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 c952
5. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour, whether he can make a statement as to the transfer of labour, to other employment, from Lancashire textile mills, closed as the result of the concentration of industry?

Mr. Bevin

Statistics are not yet available showing the transfer of labour to other employment from the Lancashire textile mills, but the unemployment register in Lancashire is continuing to fall and I have every reason to believe that the labour released from those mills which have closed is being absorbed rapidly.