HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 c98W
Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent the personnel formerly working at Holton Heath have been placed in other industries; and what prospect of work there is for the further 115 who will shortly become redundant.

Mr. Iain Macleod

More than half of the employees concerned have been transferred to other Government establishments; most of the others obtained employment in other factories or in the building industry; five of them are registered as unemployed at my local offices. I do not expect any difficulty in placing the skilled workers amongst those to be discharged this month but it may take a little time to find fresh employment for the unskilled.