HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 cc179-80W
Mr. D. J. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that large numbers of workers are being dismissed from many of the new industries in South Wales owing to shortages of raw materials; and if, in view of the high percentage of unemployment in the area, he will give these industries a special priority in the allocation of raw materials.

Sir S. Cripps

I am aware that workers have been dismissed in South Wales owing to shortages of raw materials. I can confirm that in making allocations of materials the effect of those allocations on employment, and particularly in the development areas, is a factor which is taken into account.