asked the Minister of Labour how many men are being employed by Messrs. Higgs and Hill on the Royal Air Force aerodrome near Middle Wallop, in Hampshire; how many of these are Irish; how many local men have been engaged through the local Employment Exchange; and how many agricultural labourers have been engaged direct by the contractor or his representatives?
§ Mr. E. Brown:
On 18th March the employers state that approximately 525 men were employed on the site, including1474W
categories and age groups for the latest available date, and comparing the position with the same dates in the last three years?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The table below shows the numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of the Bo'ness Employment Exchange at the dates in question, for the age-groups for which separate figures are available, distinguishing persons wholly unemployed, unemployed casual workers, and persons temporarily stopped.
about 135 Irish workers and 91 agricultural labourers, who were engaged direct by the contractor or his representative; 138 local men were engaged through the Employment Exchange.