§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Minister of Labour in which areas of Scotland insufficient adult labour is available to do temporary Christmas work in the Post Office.
§ Mr. Wood
The information required is as follows. Approximately 15,000 temporary Christmas workers will be required by the Post Office in Scotland. Employment exchanges expect to be able to place approximately 5,000 workers from their registers: the balance being obtained by the Post Office by other means.
The Ministry of Labour anticipates that it will be able to meet all the Post Office requirements from adult unemployed workers in the following areas:—Alexandria, Anstruther, Bathgate, Broughton Ferry, Campbeltown, Clydebank, Coat-bridge, Haddington, Kilmarnock, Kilbirnie, Kilsyth, Lerwick, Newton Stewart, Rothesay, Rutherglen, Thurso, Uddingston, West Calder.
Elsewhere, the number of suitable unemployed adult workers available and filing to undertake this work is expected to vary between 20 per cent. and 90 per cent. of the Post Office requirements.