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asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of workers are available to undertake urgently needed watch and clock repairs.
Mr. Ness Edwards
I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade regarding the labour requirements of the watch and clock repairing industry. Training under the Vocational Training scheme for this occupation has been arranged in consultation with both sides of the industry, and at the present time 104 persons are in training and steps are being taken to provide additional facilities.