§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the figures for unemployed shipyard workers in the various regions of his Department at the latest convenient date; and to indicate how many such workers of the various categories, respectively, have been absorbed into other industries during the past six months.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The following table shows the numbers of males in the shipbuilding and ship-repairing industry registered as unemployed in each Region at 14th November, 1949:
Region Number London and South Eastern 458 Eastern 98 Southern 458 South Western 174 Midland 2 North Midland 72 East and West Ridings 445 North Western 2,803 Northern 3,738 Scotland 3.217 Wales 680 Total. Great Britain 12,145
Statistics to show precisely how many shipyard workers have been absorbed into other industries are not available, but I will extract and send to my hon. Friend such relevant information as is available.