HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 cc37-8W
95. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Aviation Traders are closing down one of the hangars at Stansted Airport in September, 1964, causing the redundancy of approximately 90 skilled maintenance workers; what alternative employment is available on the airport; and what action he is taking in the matter.

Mr. Whitelaw

I am aware of the expected redundancy and I understand that the firm intends to offer jobs at other airports to these employees. Our local officers are in touch with the firm and hope to make arrangements in due course for the registration in advance of their discharge of all workpeople who desire our help. Although present indications are that there will be few opportunities of alternative work at Stansted Airport itself the level of labour demand in Bishop's Stortford and adjacent areas is high. Our local officers will ensure that all who register with them are informed of other vacancies without delay.

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