§ Mr. Mainwaring
asked the Minister of Labour whether the present proposals relative to the suggested closure of the Porth exchange are to be confirmed; to what other office the unemployed men and women are to be transferred; and what arrangements will be made to cover their travelling expenses.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
As I have not yet received the views of the Rhondda Local Employment Committee, no decision has been taken about the future of the Porth Employment Exchange. If it is closed, the offices at which the unemployed may be expected to attend are Tonypandy, Tonyrefail, Pontypridd and Ferndale. It is not proposed to introduce special arrangements to pay their travelling expenses.