HC Deb 04 May 1954 vol 527 c177
10. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a further statement on the trading estate factories in Sunderland recently occupied by Messrs. Price (Tailors) and Fordham and Company.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No, Sir. I cannot at present add to the answers to the hon. Member's previous Questions about these two factories.

11. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many North Eastern Trading Estates Limited factories previously occupied are at present unused.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Four, Sir, of which two have been allocated to new tenants and are being prepared for occupation by them.

Mr. P. Williams

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind, in trying to influence new firms to come to Sunderland, that there is nothing wrong with the work people or management in that town? Will he do what he can to overcome the influence of the hon. Member for Sunder land, North (Mr. F. Willey) who is doing great disservice to this area?

Mr. Bottomley

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that during the period of the Labour Administration there were not so many complaints from the Sunder land area as there are today?

Mr. Thorneycroft

This is going a little wider than the strictly statistical field of the Question.