HC Deb 08 July 1959 vol 608 c127W
8. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many employees have been declared redundant in the Burntisland shipyard in the last two years; and what is the total labour force there now as compared with that of May, 1957, and May, 1958.

Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith

Information about the number of workpeople employed by an individual private firm is confidential.

I understand, however, that the majority of redundant shipyard workers in the area have been absorbed in other work and that the unemployment in the area among these trades has fallen from 2.7 per cent. on 9th March this year to 1.3 per cent. at 15th June.

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