HC Deb 05 December 1950 vol 482 cc31-3W
Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons registered as unemployed at each local office of his Department in Caernarvonshire.

Mr. Isaacs

The numbers of persons registered as unemployed at 13th November, 1950, were as follow: Bangor, 188; Bethesda, 148; Caernarvon, 425; Conway, 113; Llanberis, 87; Llandudno, 344; Penmaenmawr, 131; Penygroes, 221; Portmadoc, 159; Pwllheli, 399.

Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed in each county of Wales and Monmouthshire; and how many in each case are disabled.

Mr. Isaacs

The following table gives the information desired:

of his present staff of factory inspectors who have had experience of earning a living in a factory before they were appointed.

Mr. Isaacs

I am completely satisfied that we have attracted the right type of people for these posts and I should be glad to see more of them. The regulations which remain unchanged in this respect provide that candidates should, in general, be university graduates but suitable candidates without this qualification who have considerable works experience are also accepted. Only candidates who prove to be in all respects suitable are, of course, appointed. As regards the third part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Reading (Mr. Mikardo) on 20th July.