§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the county council of the County of Lanark has not drawn upon the pool of unemployed labour on hand in the village of Leadhills in recruiting men for work on the water supply bat has brought workers from a considerable distance; and what steps he proposes to stimulate employment in the village.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
I understand that the County Council has engaged 8 men from Leadhills for this work in addition to 18 existing employees who travel daily from Larkhall. I am in touch with my right hon. Friends, the President of the Board of Trade and the Secretary of State for Scotland, on the employment problems of this area.