§ 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.