HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 cc83-4W
Mr. Nicholas Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list at the latest available date by port the number of dockers employed under the dock labour scheme for whom no work exists.

Mr. Nicholls

I have been asked to reply.

I regret that this information is not available in the form requested. The fact that a docker is declared to be surplus does not necessarily mean that no work exists.