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North-East Scotland (Skilled Craft Workers)

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to discourage the drift south from North-East Scotland of skilled craft workers.

We are actively encouraging the establishment of new industries and expansion of existing industries in North-East Scotland and some 1,500 jobs some of which will no doubt be for skilled craft workers are expected to arise from projects which have been given assistance since October 1964 under the Local Employment Acts.