HC Deb 12 March 1957 vol 566 c151W
71. Mr. Kimball

asked the Minister of Labour how many Hungarian refugees have been found jobs in the North Midland Region, which includes Lincolnshire; how many are waiting to go to Canada; and how many have still to be found jobs in this region.

Mr. Iain Macleod

On the 1st March, 707 Hungarian refugees had been placed in employment in the North Midlands Region, and 78 had found approved employment by other means. On the same date, 268 refugees not in employment were awaiting emigration; the number in employment but waiting to emigrate is not known. A further 100 refugees were registered for employment but had still to be found jobs.

74. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the 3,900 Hungarians recruited by the National Coal Board for coalmining have had mining experience.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am informed that the National Coal Board estimates that between 40 per cent. and 50 per cent. of these men have had previous coal-mining experience.