§ 70. Mr. Corfield
asked the Minister of Labour how many workers declared redundant by the Bristol Aeroplane Company remain unemployed; how long, on average, they have been unemployed; and what are the prospects of absorbing further redundant Bristol Aeroplane Company employees over the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Wood
Eighty-seven workers whose last employment was with the company are registered as unemployed at employment exchanges in the Bristol area and at Weston-super-Mare. It is not possible without a great deal of work to say how many were discharged or how long they have been unemployed. Provided the general level of employment in the areas concerned is maintained, there are reasonable prospects of absorbing workers who may be discharged in the future.