HC Deb 29 June 1950 vol 476 c246W
Mr. Messer

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the large number of furniture trade workers who are unemployed; and what steps he is taking to deal with this situation.

Mr. Isaacs

I aware that the numbers unemployed in this industry have recently gone up from 2,998 on 17th April to 3,567 on 15th May, including 1,167 temporarily stopped on the latter date. I am keeping a close watch on the position and will consult my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade if this trend should continue.

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