HC Deb 23 June 1954 vol 529 cc28-9W
66. Mr. Callaghan

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the result of his consideration of the special problem of unemployment among shiprepair workers in South Wales.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

As my hon. Friend the Civil Lord told the hon. Member on 16th June, there is a preponderance of shiprepairing, as opposed to shipbuilding, in South Wales. The fall in employment in shiprepairing is comparable to that in other areas, and the future level can only depend on the ability of firms in South Wales to secure a share of available work.