HC Deb 13 December 1956 vol 562 cc593-4
8. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour what special arrangements are being made in Dagenham to deal with the issue of unemployment pay; and to assist in finding work for those thrown out of employment in the motor car industry.

Mr. Iain Macleod

To deal with the immediate problem, temporary arrangements have been made with the firms concerned for claims for unemployment benefit from workers on short time in the motor car industry in Dagenham to be made on the employers' premises. and for the firms to make payment of unemployment benefit when due

The employment exchange will do everything possible to assist those seeking alternative employment.

Mr. Parker

Will the right hon. Gentleman make a special point of assisting people to move into other industries, if they desire to do so?

Mr. Macleod indicated assent.