HC Deb 08 March 1949 vol 462 c103W
24. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been called to the recent dismissals at the Bell Punch works, Uxbridge, and the E.M.I. works at Hayes; what effect this has had on the unemployment situation in the Uxbridge area; and what plans there are for absorbing the redundant men.

Mr. Isaacs

In recent weeks over 700 workers have been discharged by these two undertakings. Of these only 21 men and 16 women remained registered last week at Uxbridge, Hayes and Southall for full-time work. The Employment Exchanges, through the normal machinery, are assisting them to find suitable employment.