HC Deb 30 June 1933 vol 279 cc1809-10W

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the shortage of girl machinists in the dress and clothing trades in Central London; and whether he will see what can be done to assist girls anxious to obtain training that would qualify them to enter this trade?


The following table shows for each year 1929 to 1932, (1) the total quantity of demersal fish of British taking landed in Great Britain, and (2) the total imports into Great Britain and Northern Ireland of similar kinds of fish, not of British taking, consigned from foreign countries (including Deep Sea Fisheries).


An investigation was set in hand some time ago and will, I hope, be completed in a few weeks' time. As soon as the results are available, I propose to examine them and consider, in consultation with representatives of the trades concerned, what action is necessary or practicable.