HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 cc2155-6W

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of tinplate workers who are unemployed or under notice to cease work?


The number of persons in the tinplate trade who were claiming Out-of-Work Donation or Unemployment Benefit at 26th November was 797. I am informed that notices to terminate contracts have been given to about 12,000 to 14,000 tinplate workers in South Wales and Monmouthshire, but this is a precautionary measure and does not necessarily imply that these workpeople will be actually unemployed at the expiration of these notices.