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Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Labour if he has considered the large number of unemployed in Hull; and what schemes he has in project to relieve this problem.

The problem of finding work for the large numbers of unemployed in Hull is continually under review in my Department in conjunction with the Board of Trade. It is estimated that the completion of the rebuilding of industrial premises lost as a result of enemy action and the erection of a number of new factories and extensions will provide between 2,000 and 3,000 additional jobs. It is expected that there will then be enough work for women, but more will still be needed for men.