HC Deb 06 November 1958 vol 594 cc1095-6
30. Mr. P. Wells

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the complete absence of tenders for Her Majesty's Dockyard, Sheerness, he will now include the Isle of Sheppey as an area ranking for assistance under the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act.

Sir D. Eccles

The Admiralty is negotiating directly with certain firms which have shown an interest. If, unfortunately, the employment situation makes it necessary the island will be added to the list.