§ 23. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs have been forthcoming in the Padstow district since the passing of the Local Employment Act, 1960.
As my hon. Friend was told in the Answer given him on 20th February, about 370 jobs are forthcoming from developments in the Bodmin group of employment exchange areas. I cannot say how many of these will be filled by workers from Padstow.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
Does not my hon. Friend appreciate that the Bodmin group of employment exchange areas is a long way from Padstow and involves a journey of at least an hour? Does he think that this fulfils the provisions of the Local Employment Act?
The number of jobs in prospect in the Bodmin group of employment exchange areas is about double the present number of unemployed. Employers will certainly be anxious to find employees from wherever they can get them.