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Employment Exchange, Accrington

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th March 1957.

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Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Accrington 12:00 am, 26th March 1957

asked the Minister of Works when the new employment exchange for Accrington will be built.

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

A new employment exchange at Accrington is included amongst those to be built in the future, but it cannot be undertaken for some years.

Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Accrington

Is the Minister aware that this is a serious matter, that this exchange is very badly situated, inside an arcade, and that the buildings and rooms reflect no credit on his Department?

Photo of Mr Arthur Molson Mr Arthur Molson , High Peak

I know that the present premises are unsatisfactory. My Department has acquired another site which will be used for the new exchange to replace the present exchange.

Photo of Mr Cyril Osborne Mr Cyril Osborne , Louth Borough

Is there any use for an employment exchange there, since there is no unemployment in Accrington?