§ Mrs. Cullen
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the decision of Merrlees Watson, Scotland 347W Street, Glasgow, to cease production; and what is being done to provide alternative work for the displaced employees.
§ Mr. Darling
I know of this decision and sympathise with those affected by it. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour is arranging for all practicable steps to be taken to assist those made redundant to find alternative work. My Department will continue to do everything possible to assist the expansion of employment in the Glasgow area and, to this end, my right hon. Friend is prepared to use his powers under the Local Employment Acts to the full.