§ 25. Mr. Manuel
asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered at Irvine employment exchange in September last; and what were the comparable figures for September of the previous year.
§ Mr. Manuel
Is the Minister aware that these figures of unemployment in Irvine have been greatly aggravated by the premature closing of the Royal Ordnance Factory there? Will he consult the President of the Board of Trade to see that some alternative industry is steered into Irvine to replace what has been taken away directly by Government action?
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. We ought to get on with Questions. There may be an opportunity tomorrow to discuss these matters.