§ 44. Mrs. Mann
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that there is growing unemployment in the building, civil engineering, and ancillary industries in Airdrie and Coatbridge, and that in addition a four-day week is in operation in Stewart and Lloyds, Baird and Scottish, Victoria, Waverley, and other industries throughout the constituency; and what steps he is taking to deal with this situation.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
I am aware that, as in the country as a whole, there has been some increase in unemployment in building and civil engineering and their ancillary industries. There is also some short-time working in the metal industries in these towns. My local officers are doing all that is possible to submit unemployed workers to vacancies.