§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Labour what percentage reduction there has been in the number of persons employed in the linoleum industry in 116W Kirkcaldy since January, 1963; and what has been the percentage increase of the persons employed in the same industry in Staines in the same period.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The latest figures available relate to mid-1963 and to the areas of the Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes (formerly Leslie) Employment Exchanges and the Greater London area. The numbers of employees in employment in the linoleum industry in these areas fell by 15.8 per cent. and 27.8 per cent. respectively between mid-1962 and mid-1963.