HC Deb 11 July 1950 vol 477 cc1132-3
35. Mr. Wood

asked the Minister of Labour what measures he proposes to take to overcome unemployment in the public service vehicle industry, resulting from a reduction in the annual production rate of public service vehicles for the home market.

Mr. Isaacs

I am not aware that the public service vehicle industry is suffering from unemployment. The normal machinery of the employment exchange service is, of course, available for any workers who register for employment.

Mr. Wood

Is the Minister aware that the annual production rate has already been reduced from 11,000 to 8,000 and that a great many will be affected if there is a further reduction from that figure?

Mr. Isaacs

There might be a reduction in that particular branch of the industry, but we see no real difficulty in placing them in alternative employment.