HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc146-7W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many building trade workers are presently unemployed.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At 5th April, 1971, there were 128,453 persons registered as unemployed in Great Britain who last worked in the construction industry.

Mr. Oswald

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to assist unemployed skilled building trade craftsmen in the Edinburgh and Lothians area to find employment.

Mr. Dudley Smith

All the facilities of my Department's employment services are available to those needing fresh employment and my officers are doing their best to help any who seek their assistance. The building industry in Edinburgh, as in other parts of the country, should benefit from the measures announced in my right hon. Friend's Budget.

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