HC Deb 11 July 1950 vol 477 c1132
33. Sir George Harvie-Watt

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to secure for those workers affected by the decision to close down the Ministry of Supply steel-making plants at Monk Bridge and Paisley similar employment near their present homes.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

I understand that these steel-making plants will not close until the end of the year. The normal machinery of the employment exchange service will be available to assist workers who register to obtain alternative employment.

Sir G. Harvie-Watt

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many men are affected in each of those cases?

Mr. Isaacs

No, not without notice, but I can say that we do not experience any difficulty in finding alternative employment for the bulk of the men.