HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 c63W
59. Mfr. Russell

asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken by his Department to test the safety of cranes, used in the building industry, erected on narrow-based towers, some as high as 100 feet.

Mr. Green

Under the Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations, 1961, which came into effect on 1st March this year, all cranes, including tower

Scotland Midland Region
Boys wholly unemployed Vacancies for boys Boys wholly unemployed Vacancies for boys
April, 1962 2,564 1,709 612* 4,511*
April, 1960 2,849 1,512 1,703 7,557
*In order to enable comparisons to be made between the two dates, these figures relate to the area of the Midlands Region as it was in April, 1960. Since that date the Region has been enlarged. The figures for the enlarged Region in April, 1962, are:—Boys wholly unemployed, 936; Vacancies for boys, 7,148.

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