HC Deb 04 November 1959 vol 612 c53W
88. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that, owing to the completion of hydro-electric schemes in Ross-shire, unemployment has been created; and what action he proposes to take to provide further employment in the county.

Mr. Heath

The substantial rundown in the numbers engaged on hydroelectric schemes in Ross-shire has been accompanied by a much smaller increase in the numbers of constructional workers registered as unemployed. On the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given to him on 3rd November by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.