§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is aware of the impending closure of the Carron 268W Hydraulics Limited factory in Kirkcaldy, involving a loss of some 80 male engineering jobs; and what steps he is taking to assist those to be made redundant with finding alternative employment.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
My Department has been informed of the proposed closure, but not of any redundancies. Should any of the work people need help in securing other employment, our local officers will, of course, do everything possible to assist.