asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the figures for male and female unemployment, respectively, in the three counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles on the latest convenient date; and how many applications for employees were unfilled on that day.
As the Answer consists of a table of figures, I will with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following is the table:
closure of the Hawthornden-Galashiels section of the line. Four have retired on age grounds and five resigned before an offer of alternative work could be made. Alternative employment on the railways was offered to the remaining forty-nine workers and accepted by thirty-one.