HC Deb 12 June 1961 vol 642 c10W
79. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the Census Report that there is a drift away of labour from the North-East to the Midlands, what steps he proposes to take to halt the movement.

Mr. Hare

Through their distribution of industry policy, the Government are encouraging firms to develop in parts of the country where unemployment is relatively high and discouraging developments in already congested areas.

However, changes in the geographical distribution of the country's labour force are bound to occur in an expanding economy.