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Pottery Industry, Stoke-On-Trent

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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96 and 97.

asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he is aware that the restriction of imports of pottery by the Australian Government is resulting in unemployment of workers in the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent; and what proposals he has for offering alternative employment to workers who become redundant:(2) whether he will give the most recent figures for unemployment, both total and partial, among pottery operatives in Stoke-on-Trent.

Some 30 pottery workers are wholly unemployed and approximately 1,000 are on short-time. Some redundant workers may be re-engaged in the industry and alternative employment is available for men and women at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Swynnerton, where there is a large number of unfilled vacancies.