Dockyard (Employment)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Malta – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1947.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South 12:00 am, 10th December 1947

By the new Constitution, this matter is wholly within the sphere of the Maltese Ministers and the Legislative Assembly of Malta, and it would not be proper for me to answer for them. I am, however, glad to take this opportunity of stating that my right hon. Friend is fully alive to the importance of finding outlets for Malta's surplus labour, and His Majesty's Government will do whatever may be possible to meet any request for assistance in tackling this problem which the Government of Malta may make to them.