HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 c21
33. Commander Kerans

asked the Minister of Labour what proposals he has for completing the training of apprentices who were made redundant in The Hartlepools as a result of the closing of the shipyard and engineering works.

Mr. Hare

Of 155 apprentices who were made redundant, 130 are continuing their training with other employers;14 have entered other employment; and 11 are still registered for work, of whom 7 are under submission to employers. Everything possible is being done to help these apprentices find employment in which they can continue their training.

Commander Kerans

Is my right hon. Friend aware that I am grateful to him for the efforts he has made to decrease the apprentice unemployed? May I ask if he will do what he can to assist me to obtain the C.E.G.B. contract for Richardsons Westgarth who employ a very large number of apprentices?

Mr. Hare

I can certainly promise my hon. and gallant Friend that I will do all I can to find employment for these few boys who still have not got the jobs that I should like to see them have.

Dr. Bray

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the extent to which the apprentices from the Tees-side works which are closing down were moved to other works which subsequently closed down? I she further aware that Stephenson & Hawthorn of Darlington are to close down in December, for example?

Mr. Hare

Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put down a Question on that point.