Kodak, Limited, Wealdstone

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th May 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 17th May 1949

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the recent notices of redundancy issued by Messrs. Kodak Limited, to 260 of the workers in their Wealdstone factory; and what steps are being taken by his Department to assist them in finding alternative employment.

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

Yes, Sir, and in accordance with normal arrangements employment exchanges are assisting redundant workers to obtain alternative employment.

Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East

In view of the highly specialised nature of the work for many of these men, is it not possible to give any assurance that their particular services will be used in the export drive where they are most useful?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

Yes, Sir. I am very glad that my hon. Friend asked that Question. There were 248 persons actually displaced, and on 12th May only 19 of that number remained unemployed.