Oral Answers to Questions — Export Trades (Skilled Workers)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1966.

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Photo of Mr Michael Alison Mr Michael Alison , Barkston Ash 12:00 am, 12th May 1966

Is the Prime Minister aware that in some parts of the country export orders have been turned away because skilled labour is being attracted away by Government projects? I have particularly in mind a Royal Ordnance Factory in the West Riding of Yorkshire, which had nothing to do with the export industry but could offer inducements which no local private firm could offer. Will he undertake to see that Government projects exercise a self-denying ordinance in this respect?