§ Mr. GOULD
asked the Minister of Labour the number of men resident in Cardiff engaged in the engineering and ship-repairing industries, dock workers, and seamen out of employment in the
Occupation. Cardiff (including Bute Dock) Exchange. Live Register Claiming unemployment benefit or out-of-work donation. October 15th. November 12th October 10th. November 12th. MEN. Engineering … … … 222 281 43 294 Shipbuilding and ship-repairing 658 604 729 518 Dock labourers … … … — 69 — 69 Seamen … … … 8 432 7 432 888 1,386 779 1,313
As regards the last part of the question, I am not aware that there was any delay in bringing empty wagons forward, nor am I aware that the unemployment position has been affected by any lack of wagons. In this connection, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which he received on 8th November to the question on this subject that he addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.