HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc183-4W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour if he will instruct the offices of his Department to see that suitable employment is offered as soon as possible to the skilled patternmakers in the Coventry area, who were engaged on full-scale layout drawing at Baginton; and that where required he will take steps to arrange retraining, during which the men shall receive satisfactory wages, until they are able to resume employment in which they can earn the average earnings of the highly-skilled craftsmen in the area.

Mr. Marsh

I understand that 19 such men are under notice at Baginton and that all of them have been submitted for alternative work appropriate to their skill without the necessity for retraining.