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Workers who may become redundant will be advised to register at the employment exchanges nearest their homes where everything possible will be done to place them in other work.
Will the Minister consult the appropriate Defence Departments, because there are other cases in Wales where they have used land, sometimes against local opinion, and now they are closing down, with consequent unemployment? Will he find out what steps' he can take, in consultation with the other Departments, in order to find suitable alternative employment?
Yes; on the general question, I think that an appropriate occasion might come in the defence debate for me to give an explanation—I am well aware of the anxieties—and I may then have an opportunity to explain to the House the sort of machinery which has been established.
Is the Minister aware that there is much re-organisation going on in other American Air Force bases besides Sealand? At Burtonwood, for example, hundreds of British workers arc to be displaced, and that, synchronising with our own alterations in defence arrangements, could bring about a serious situation unless looked at very closely.