HC Deb 01 December 1953 vol 521 cc940-1
28. Mr. P. Morris

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to ensure the maximum use of the Fforestfach Trading Estate where excellent sites are available for every kind of light industry.

Mr. H. Strauss

We bring this Estate and the facilities it offers to the notice of industrialists at every suitable opportunity.

Mr. Morris

Will the hon. and learned Gentleman invite his right hon. Friend to modify the rents in the interests of the small business man who is anxious to avail himself of the sites there? Is he further aware that the Swansea local authority is anxious that the initiative which it took in acquiring this Estate and arranging for the Board of Trade to have it should not be nullified?

Mr. Strauss

My right hon. Friend shares the hon. Member's desire that the excellent opportunities offered by this Estate should be used. The question of rent is quite separate.