§ 49. Mr. A. Roberts
asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to provide work for redundant employees of the Inland Waterways following the proposal of the Inland Waterways to centralise administration in Watford and to close down the Leeds office.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I understand that the steps being taken by the British Waterways Board to reorganise their managerial structure involve some reduction in the staff at present employed in their office in Leeds. The Board expect that they will be able to offer alternative employment to most of those affected. Our local officers will assist any workpeople who become redundant and seek their help.