§ 91. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployment among building trade operatives in the Bristol area is on the increase; and what steps are being taken to arrest this tendency.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
I am aware that unemployment among building and civil engineering workers in the Bristol area has been increasing, but the number registered as unemployed on 11th March was considerably less than a month earlier. There are a number of factory building projects which should provide opportunities for further employment in the area.