§ 42. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he received from Aberdeen Trades Council its letter of 4th March, 1963, expressing 448 concerned at the increasing unemployment in the engineering establishments in Aberdeen, and suggesting amongst other remedies the recommencement of hydroelectric building work, on lines recommended by the Mackenzie Committee Report, and of other similar public projects; what steps he will take to solve the relevant problems of unemployment; and what reply he has sent or intends to send to that letter.
§ Mr. Hughes
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that he cannot pretend that he does not know of the vast unemployment in Aberdeen? Is it not time that he formulated some constructive plans to absorb the unemployment there? When will the right hon. Gentleman do something?