HC Deb 29 June 1959 vol 608 c11W
88. Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of local labour his local employment exchanges have been able to provide for the hydroelectric scheme at Tan y Grisiau and on clearing the site for a nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd, respectively; what representations he has received regarding the employment of local labour on these schemes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Three-quarters of the men placed by my local offices with the contractors at Tan y Grisiau and a quarter of those at Trawsfynydd are from Blaenau Ffestiniog area itself and the vast majority of the remainder come from neighbouring employment exchange areas in Caernarvonshire and Merioneth. I have received no formal representations on this subject. My Department has established a site office at Trawsfynydd and the contractors for the power station are working in close co-operation with my Department.