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Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour what effect he estimates the recent cuts in tobacco imports will have on employment in Bristol; and what plans he has for securing alternative employment for those so affected.

I have no reason to think that the reduction in imports of tobacco will result in workers becoming redundant in the tobacco industry in Bristol. If any did become redundant, however, the Employment Exchanges would assist them to find alternative employment.