HC Deb 22 July 1959 vol 609 cc122-3W
69. Mr. Willis

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of unemployed registered at each of the Exchanges in Edinburgh and Midlothian for the months of January and June for the years 1951 to 1959, respectively.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The following table gives the information desired:

shops for the blind in areas suffering a recession in the textile industry.

Mr. Wood

As I stated during the debate on 21st July, the Departments concerned are examining the general question of what changes are desirable and practicable in the present arrangements for allocating Government contracts to priority suppliers, including the workshops for the blind. I am making inquiries about the position in textile areas referred to by the hon. Member and I will write him about it.