HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 cc135-6W
66. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the shortage of skilled labour in the machine tool industry; and what action he is taking to assist the industry to overcome it.

Mr. Heath

There is a shortage in some areas of engineering craftsmen who are normally employed in the machine tool industry. Every effort will be made to fill vacancies notified to the Local Offices of my Department, including the submission of suitable workers from outside the areas of shortage.