HC Deb 13 March 1961 vol 636 cc86-7W
Mr. Mort

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the proposed closure by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited of its Glasnant factory at Swansea which will affect the livelihood of 636 persons employed there; and what steps he is taking to find alternative employment for these people.

Mr. Rees

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are being taken to ensure immediate alternative employment for persons whose jobs will cease due to the transfer by Lightning Zip Fastners Ltd. of production from Glasnant Works, Waunallwydd, Swansea, to its Birmingham plant; and what steps will be taken to encourage an alternative industry to open in the neighbourhood as a replacement.

Mr. Hare

I am aware of the proposed closure. I am very hopeful that my local office will be able to find other work for the redundant men and women without substantial difficulty. I understand that another firm has already offered to engage the women workers as they become redundant. There are a large number of jobs in prospect in the area.

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