HC Deb 04 May 1959 vol 605 cc6-7W
67. Mr. Ross

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the serious unemployment position in Kilmarnock area; and if he will consult with the British Transport Commission to ensure that this will not be aggravated by decisions taken by it.

Mr. lain Macleod

The unemployment rate in the Kilmarnock area is 3.5 per cent.; I understand that the British Transport Commission is at present undertaking a general review of railway workshops as part of its modernisation programme, but that no decisions have yet been made. I am in constant touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on this and allied questions.

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