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Redundant Workers

Volume 409: debated on Thursday 29 March 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour how many workers in war factories have been declared redundant by his officers up to date; and for how many of these has alternative employment been found.

Between mid-1943 and the end of 1944 there was a decrease of 510,000 in the number of persons employed on work for the Supply Departments. With regard to the second part of the Question the hon. Member will see from the published statistics of unemployment that, in general, workers have been quickly reabsorbed into employment.