HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 cc105-6W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what steps he is taking to have free transport provided for old-age pensioners in the Western Isles to and from their homes and the pension issuing offices, in view of the long distances and high omnibus fares and, in some areas, the lack of regular transport services at suitable times.

workers, many of them affected by short-time working at the modern cold reduction plants.

The firms concerned have been able to offer alternative employment in the iron and steel industry to many of the workers affected by closures and have in every case given my local officers full facilities to register redundant workers in advance of discharge so that they could speedily be submitted to vacancies notified to my Department. As I informed the House yesterday, I am watching the position closely.