§ Mr. Anderson
asked the Minister of Power what estimate he has made of the manpower requirements of the South Wales Division of the British Steel Corporation by 1975; and how this compares with existing numbers.
§ Mr. Mason
I am in close touch with the British Steel Corporation about their future manpower requirements but questions about requirements by Groups and Divisions should be addressed to the Corporation. I am, however, informed that it could be misleading for the Corporation to convert its estimate for the country generally into published forecasts for particular areas as the future levels of employment in those areas must depend on decisions about the future of individual works and on local steps to increase productivity that have yet to be taken.