HC Deb 17 April 1962 vol 658 c30W
38. Mrs. Hart

asked the President of the Board of Trade what industrial prospects exist in the West of Scotland capable of offering future employment to technical and industrial staff likely to be dismissed shortly by Rolls Royce Ltd.

Mr. N. Macpherson

There are at present some 25,000 jobs in prospect from new building and other developments reported to the Board of Trade for the West of Scotland. These cover a wide range of industries with employment opportunities for all kinds of workers.

46. Mr. Millan

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the serious unemployment position in the West of Scotland following the threatened redundancies at Rolls Royce Limited in Glasgow and Lanarkshire; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.

Mr. N. Macpherson

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Govan (Mr. Rankin) on 10th April.

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