§ Mrs. Mann
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the number of unemployed metal workers registering at Coatbridge and Airdrie Employment Exchanges for October, 1957, was 62 and is now 1,086; and, as this represents the largest percentage increase in Lanarkshire, what steps are being taken to bring work to this area.
Mr. fain Macleod
I am aware that the increase is proportionately one of the biggest in Lanarkshire. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is continuing to bring the area to the attention of suitable industrialists.