HC Deb 17 February 1944 vol 397 cc361-2W
Sir A. Beit

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of Europeans and Africans likely to lose their employment as a result of the cut in the copper production of Northern Rhodesia; and whether any arrangements are being made to find them other employment inside or outside the Colony.

Mr. Emrys-Evans

I have been asked to reply. Pending the discussions referred to in my reply to the hon. Members for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams), English Universities (Mr. E. Harvey) and Ashford (Mr. E. P. Smith) on 9th February, my right hon. and gallant Friend is not in a position to make any statement, but, as I then said, there is no reason to anticipate unemployment.