Furniture Industry, Chigwell

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th May 1956.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell 12:00 am, 8th May 1956

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons engaged in the furniture trade and resident within the Chigwell urban district of Essex have been discharged from employment, or placed on short time, during the present year; how many have since been reemployed in the furniture trade; and how many are unemployed at the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

It is not possible to state how many of the workers employed in the furniture industry in adjacent areas who have been discharged or placed on short time since the beginning of the year are resident within the Chigwell urban district. On 16th April, 39 were registered as unemployed at the Chigwell Employment Exchange, of whom 30 were temporarily stopped.