HC Deb 08 July 1946 vol 425 cc33-4W
Mr. E. Evans

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state the constitution of the court of inquiry into the recent stoppage of fishing trawlers and to give the terms of reference to the court.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. I have appointed Sir John Forster, K.C. (Chairman), Lord Lucas and the hon. Member for West Nottingham (Mr. O'Brien) to be a court of inquiry under the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, to inquire into the circumstances and causes of the stoppage of work in the trawler fishing industry, and to report.

employment are now being tabulated. I will send the figures for North Staffordshire to my hon. Friend as soon as they are available.

Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Labour the latest unemployment figures on a trade and industrial basis for each of the towns in North Staffordshire, details for men and women to be shown separately.

Mr. Isaacs

I am having the figures extracted and will send them to my hon. Friend.

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