§ 9. Mr. Oliver
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the number of workers that will be affected when the flax factory, Ripley, Derbyshire, closes down; and what other employment will be offered to them.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
There were 85 industrial workers and 6 non-industrial workers employed at the flax factory at Ripley on 29th February, 1956. If any of the workers affected when the factory ceases to operate as a Government-owned flax factory needs help to find other employment, the Ministry of Labour, through its local offices, will do all it can to assist.