§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what steps he is taking to assist part-time workers given seven days notice of dismissal from Rists at Newcastle-under-Lyme.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
I understand that the evening shift at Rists Wire and Cables Limited has been suspended but that the possibility of re-starting will be examined each week. Our Department's local officers are in touch with the firm and are anxious to do their best to help any of those involved who decide to look for other employment.