§ 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 notified136W to the Local Offices of my Department, including the submission of suitable workers from outside the areas of shortage.