This is an important Motion, and I am wondering whether the right hon. Gentleman includes with it the usual formula that under Standing Orders the House can be recalled, upon your instructions, Mr. Speaker, at the request of the Government.
I raise this matter because a very serious unemployment situation is developing in the south-west of England—in Devon and Cornwall, and in my own constituency, in particular. In the aircraft industry in Gloucester there are many impending resignations, and industry throughout the country is being affected. In my constituency there are now over 2,000 men unemployed, which represents 8 per cent. of the insured population. This has risen from 5 per cent. on 11th November.
I do not wish to delay the House, but I hope that the right hon. Gentleman and his other right hon. Friends will take note of what I have said and will bear this very serious situation in mind, because unemployment is rife throughout the country now.