Movement of Labour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Alan Chorlton Mr Alan Chorlton , Bury

asked the Minister of Labour (1) the number of men in the engineering trade who have moved from Lancashire to work in other districts in the last six months;

(2) whether he can give the movement of labour from one district to another during the last six months to meet the calls arising out of defence contracts in certain districts?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I regret that no statistics are available on the points my hon. Friend raises.

Photo of Mr Alan Chorlton Mr Alan Chorlton , Bury

Is it not possible to get same statistics and have them worked out?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I do not think that that can be done, but I have some non-statistical information which may interest my hon. Friend, and which I will give him if he will call at my Department.