HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c356W
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.