§ 15. Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Minister of Labour the percentage rates of unemployment in the burghs of Greenock and Port Glasgow, respectively, at the most convenient date in November.
§ Dr. Mabon
Does the Parliamentary Secretary agree that that confirms the continuing and progressive rise in unemployment during the last eighteen months in particular? Would he make representations to his colleagues in the Government, and to the First Lord of the Admiralty in particular, to prevent the transfer of the experimental establishment, thus adding 200 more men to the unemployment queue?
§ Mr. Robens
How many dockers would be unemployed, but not appearing in the Parliamentary Secretary's figures because they have special arrangements about signing on?
§ Mr. Woodburn
Would the hon. Gentleman call his right hon. Friend's attention—indeed, the whole Government's attention—to the fact that these experimental stations are one way in which the Government can direct industry to different parts of the country? The Greenock area is a very desirable place even for scientists to live, and might prove an attraction to move if they once got there.
§ 16. Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Minister of Labour, for the most convenient date in November, the number of wholly unemployed persons on the registers of the Greenock Employment Exchange in respect of duration of unemployment.