– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th May 1959.
asked the Prime Minister what was the nature of the proposals for dealing with unemployment in Scotland suggested to him at his meeting with the delegation from the Scottish Trades Union Congress on 2nd May; and what was the nature of his reply.
The delegation urged the need for special Government measures to reduce Scotland's dependence on the heavy industries and to attract new expanding industries. I described what had already been achieved in these directions and promised to consider certain points made by the delegation.
Did not the Scottish T.U.C. convince the Prime Minister that a good deal of this unemployment is due to the lack of planning in Government policy?
Far from convincing me, the Scottish T.U.C. did not even put up that proposition.