§ 2. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the relative high percentage of unemployment in parts of North Staffordshire and Cheshire, of the high percentage in Kidsgrove, Biddulph, and Congleton; and what steps are being taken to introduce new industries into these areas with a view of providing employment?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Yes, Sir. I would draw the attention of the hon. Member to Sections 5 and 6 of the Special Areas (Amendment) Act, 1937, which enable assistance to be given, in certain circumstances, for the development of industry in districts outside the Special Areas.