HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c1449
6. Mr. Philips Price

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the likelihood of redundancy of miners now working in Forest of Dean mines in the course of the next five years, he is considering plans for attracting further new industries to take up surplus labour from the mines.

Mr. H. Wilson

A number of new industries have been attracted to the Forest of Dean in the post-war years and further developments are in prospect. Although unemployment is only about one-eighth of the 1938 level, my hon. Friend can rest assured that I am keeping industrial trends in this area under constant review.