HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 cc2123-4
12. Mr. Leslie

asked the Minister of Labour whether location of industries in the North of England is to be confined to the Team Valley trading estate, while derelict villages in the county of Durham are to remain neglected?

Mr. E. Brown

No, Sir.

Mr. Leslie

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these derelict villages offer excellent sites and transport facilities second to none, and is nothing to be done for them?

Mr. Brown

The hon. Member has asked a question which I have answered. It is not the intention of the Commissioner to confine location to the estate. The Act was passed in order that he might have discretion in the amount of relief he gave to help the areas referred to.

Mr. Leslie

When is something to be done?

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