HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c1268
33. Mr. Hamilton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has in mind for the modification of the present location of industry policy; and, in particular areas where redundancy is threatened, what new measures, of assistance are contemplated.

Sir D. Eccles

I am satisfied that our existing policy and- powers are appropriate to the needs of the situation.

Mr. Hamilton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in parts of Fife there is a very real fear of redundancy and, indeed, that some redundancy has already taken place? Will he give an assurance that where a local authority expresses a certain willingness to help itself in the provision of factory space, Government encouragement and material help will he forthcoming?

Sir D. Eccles

The Secretary of State for Scotland and I are always willing to look at any specific cases that are brought to us.