§ 14. Mr. Brewis
asked the Minister of Labour what loss of employment he expects to be caused in creameries in the south-west of Scotland by the shortage of milk for manufacturing purposes; and what action he is taking to safeguard employment.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
In the counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown one employer has informed our local officers that 13 workers have been temporarily suspended because of a shortage of milk but it is hoped that these will be re-employed within 2 to 4 weeks. We know of no other threat to employment in the industry in the area.