HC Deb 23 November 1971 vol 826 cc331-2W
Mr. Coleman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what arrangements are being made by officials of his Department to identify and assess the employment requirements of the 500 employees of the British Aluminium Company at the Rheala Works, Neath, who, as a result of the company's announcement of 17th November, 1971, will shortly become redundant; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dudley Smith

We are in close contact with the company locally and a job team went to the works on 22nd November for an indefinite period to give advice and information about alternative employment opportunities. The team will be augmented as appropriate by representatives of the Professional and Executive Register and the Occupational Guidance Service. The job team will have details of all vacancies over an extensive area together with those in the "computer job bank". My Department will do everything possible to assist any workers who may become redundant to obtain alternative employment.