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Industrial Expansion, Slough

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to ensure that increased employment will be available in Slough to meet the needs of the increased population of 17,000 expected on the new London County Council estates; his estimate of the increased employment in the borough during the next two years; in what industries he expects this increase to take place; and the estimated proportion in this increase as between men and women workers.

There are 1,794 unfilled vacancies in Slough, which is an area of labour shortage. Detailed estimates are not available of the increased employment to be expected in the next two years, but the expansion of industry is expected to approximate to the growth of population, including newcomers to the area.