Aberdeen and Hillington

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th January 1959.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 29th January 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that diminution in the work of Messrs. Rolls-Royce at Hillington, Scotland, has obliged them to diminish contracts with a firm in Aberdeen thereby causing unemployment in Aberdeen; and what steps he has taken to bring to the attention of industrial concerns the present availability of labour in both towns.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

Redundancy in Aberdeen of about 20 to 30 men may occur because Messrs. Rolls-Royce have had to reduce their contracts. My Controller for Scotland will do his best to assist the firm concerned to find alternative work. The labour which is available in both Aberdeen and Hillingdon is being brought to the notice of all firms likely to be interested.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Is that all that the Minister has to say about this very important matter? Surely, he should be taking very active steps to resolve these difficulties.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

We are trying to find work for these 20 or 30 men in other ways.