HC Deb 02 November 1959 vol 612 c9W
5. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers employed by Scottish Aviation, Limited, who have been discharged through redundancy to date; and what steps he has taken to find these workers alternative and suitable employment, and where.

Mr. Heath

Eight hundred and twenty-six, all of whom were invited to register for other employment before their discharge. The vacancies brought to the attention of those who registered included suitable local vacancies and vacancies notified by three aircraft firms in England. Of those discharged since 1st July, 1959, all but 39 have obtained other work; of those discharged in 1958, 29 remained unemployed in June of this year, but some of these may since have obtained further employment.