HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 cc584-5W
Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Labour and National Service whether he will state the number of men skilled in general engineering, shipbuilding and ship repairing now registered at the Employment Exchanges in the county boroughs of Sunderland and South Shields, respectively?

Mr. E. Brown,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 25th January, 1940; col. 749, Vol. 356], supplied the following

The table below shows the number of wholly unemployed men aged 18 and over registered for employment in certain occupations at Employment Exchanges in Sunderland (including Pallion) and South Shields on 12th February, 1940. It is not possible to

Number of wholly unemployed men aged 18 and over registered for employment in certain occupations at Sunderland (including pallion) and South Shields Local Offices on 12th February, 1940.
Occupation. Sunderland Employment Exchanges. South Shields Employment Exchanges.
Platers 34
Riveters 161 18
Holders-up 68 8
Angle Iron Smiths 4
Iron Caulkers 13 2
Drillers, Machinists (Boiler, Constructional and ship work) 30 6
Shipwrights 12 3
Boiler coverers 2
Other boilershop, Constructional Ironworks or shipyard workers. 6 5
Iron and Steel Founders and Moulders 31 4
Brass and other non-ferrous metal founders and moulders 7 1
Forgemen 1
Smiths 15 4
Welders, turners, cutters 10 3
Electro platers (except galvanisers and tinners), Oxidiser etc. 1
Sheet iron workers, sheet metal workers and tinsmiths 8 1
Electricians, wiremen, etc. 11
Miscellaneous Engineering and metal trade workers 9
Toolmakers machine tool fitters, etc. 1
Erectors, millwrights, maintenance fitters (other than electrical). 15 21
Other Fitters (including Marine Engine Fitters), Motor Mechanics (excluding Fitter-assemblers and electrical fitters). 32 5
Fitters, erectors, etc. (electrical engineering) 1
Tool setters and metal machinists, Universal millers 15 3
Turners (Engineering-excluding brass and other non-ferrous metals, borers, grinders, etc.) 3
Other metal machinists and press operators 5 1