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Construction Industry (Merseyside)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the recent meeting of the Under-Secretary of State with a civic and trade union deputation from Merseyside concerning unemployment in the construction industry.

The deputation stressed the seriousness of the unemployment situation in the construction industry on Merseyside. I assured the deputation of the Government's continuing concern to take any measures which the economic situation allowed in order to help the construction industry and I explained the action which the Government had taken, both generally and on Merseyside.