HC Deb 07 March 1963 vol 673 cc79-80W
57. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the loss of exports and of capital income caused by the unemployment in the engineering shops of Aberdeen during the last six months; and what steps he has taken and intends to take to minimise this loss.

Mr. D. Price

My right hon. Friend is not aware of any large decline in total employment in the engineering industry in Aberdeen. There would, in any event, be no means of calculating the kind of figures for which the hon. Member asks.