HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 cc155-6W
90. Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that there are approximately 300 persons unemployed in the urban district of Sutton and Mablethorpe; and whether he will consider introducing light industries into this area to absorb the seasonal unemployment and to make use of this labour in the national interest.

Mr. Bottomley

I have been asked to reply. I understand that in Sutton and Mablethorpe there are only about 60 persons unemployed at present, although in Skegness unemployment slightly exceeds 300. There are always difficulties in finding suitable industrial concerns interested in establishing themselves in areas where unemployment is largely seasonal. But subject to the claims of the development and other areas where unemployment is much more serious, my Department is prepared to consider any proposals for the establishment of small scale industries in seaside and coastal towns.