§ 8. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that 200 employés have been dismissed from Russian Oil Products, Limited, and 120 employés from other Soviet institutions in London owing to the embargo on Russian goods; and how many of these are drawing unemployment benefit, and, if possible, the weekly amount paid to them?
No, Sir; but I have no doubt that, if there are any such persons who are unemployed and qualified for benefit, they are drawing it.
§ Mr. GEOFFREY PETO
Will my hon. Friend assure us that those who are not British subjects, but Russians, will be returned to Russia?
§ Mr. DAVIES
Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that practically all these persons are British subjects and that they are unemployed; and it is apparent from his reply that they are not getting benefit?