§ Mr. Nabarro
asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether he will now permit importation by private traders of all grades and qualities of plywood, from all oversea sources
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES IN THE UNDERMENTIONED INDUSTRIES IN THE AREA OF EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES IN CARDIFF AT MAY, 1951, AND THE NUMBERS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT THOSE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AT 14TH JANUARY, 1952 Industry Estimated number of employees at May, 1951 Number registered as unemployed at 14th January, 1952 Textiles … … … … … 860 3 Furniture and Upholstery … … … … 1,160 61 Clothing (including Boots and Shoes) … … … 1,830 79 Distributive Trades … … … … … 17,150 299
§ 78. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the disquiet caused throughout Wales by the increasing unemployment figures; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Sir W. Monckton
Yes. I am examining with my colleagues of the other Departments principally concerned the possibilities of finding additional employment in the areas most affected.
§ 79. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the hardship being caused by unemployment amongst dental mechanics at Cardiff; and what action he is taking to remedy this problem.
§ Sir W. Monckton
Six dental mechanics are registered as unemployed at the Cardiff Employment Exchange.10W
of supply, subject only to financial global control similar to softwood imports.
§ Mr. Hopkinson
Plywood of all standard grades, qualities and thicknesses, is at present imported by private importers from all sources except North America, U.S.S.R., and Finland. This year's supplies from U.S.S.R. and Finland and certain supplies from Canada have been bought, and my noble Friend is considering complete reversion to private import before new purchases have to be made.