HC Deb 06 July 1939 vol 349 cc1460-1
16. Mr. Leslie

asked the Minister of Labour what has been done in connection with the suggestion of the deputation from Teesside local authorities with respect to establishing industries in the area and securing a fair share of Government contracts?

Mr. E. Brown

It is not possible by question and answer to deal adequately with the action taken upon or the consideration given to the numerous suggestions which were put before me by the deputation to which the hon. Member refers. The various items have since been discussed in some detail with the leader of the deputation, Sir William Crosthwaite, who had promised to send me some supplementary information about the manufacturing capacity of firms in the area.

Mr. Leslie

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any idea as to whether anything has been done to get Government contracts for that area and to bring new industries to it?

Mr. Brown

I should be glad to let the hon. Member have further information if he wishes to have it.