§ 93. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Minister of Labour how many employees of Miles Aircraft Limited were discharged from 1st October last to the latest convenient date; how many of these are still registered with Reading employment exchange as unemployed; and what steps he is taking to deal with this matter.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Between 27th September, 1947, and 31st January, 1948, 2,429 employees of Miles Aircraft were discharged or left the firm. The number still registered at the Reading employment exchange as unemployed is 157. Active steps are continuing to find alternative employment for the discharged workers who are still unemployed and 34 are under submission to employers.