HC Deb 10 February 1955 vol 536 cc238-9W
65. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent there is a shortage of labour in the London docks; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Watkinson

The recorded average daily labour shortage in London during January was 322. To meet estimated future needs, the National Dock Labour Board have decided to increase the London dock labour force, and I understand that the Local Dock Labour Board will start recruiting additional men immediately.