HC Deb 12 June 1961 vol 642 c9W
76. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the unemployment position in Dundee in the light of the recent visit of his Parliamentary Secretary to the city.

Mr. P. Thomas

On 15th May 4,336 workers were registered as unemployed at Dundee and Broughty Ferry, representing a percentage rate of 4.8. The main problem arises from the current difficulties in the jute industry. I was impressed by the success of the efforts already made to bring new industry into the area, and these efforts are continuing.