HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 cc115-6W
85. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the firm of Hattersley Brothers, Swinton, Mexborough, has recently declared 100 employees redundant, with a likelihood of more redundancies to follow; and, in view of the existing high rate of unemployment in the Mexborough Employment Exchange area, if he will make a statement on the, action he intends to take to promote the setting up of new industries within the affected district.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

I am aware of the employment needs of the Mexborough area and that after a period of expansion the firm has recently reduced its labour force. Mexborough is among the places in which, subject to the passage of the necessary legislation, intermediate area benefits will be available to encourage the development of additional employment opportunities.

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