HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c96W
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.