HC Deb 02 December 1958 vol 596 cc113-4W
104. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the percentage of unemployed in the island of Malta; how this compares with a year ago; and what steps are being taken to introduce now industries to absorb the workless.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

About 3.5 per cent. of the working population was estimated to be unemployed at the end of 1957. The provisional comparable figure for October, 1958, is about 3.7 per cent. As regards the third part of the Question many measures, including the conversion of the Dockyard, are being taken to promote Malta's industrial development.

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