§ 108. Mr. Smithers
asked the Minister of Labour to consult with the British Transport Commission with a view to ensuring that the abandonment of steam motive power by British Railways does not cause unemployment arising from the railway locomotive factories at Eastleigh and elsewhere.
§ Mr. Watkinson
It would be premature to engage in consultations on this subject at the present time, but, if future changes in production were thought likely to give rise to unemployment, I would certainly keep in closest touch with the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and the British Transport Commission on the subject.