HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 c183
28. Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade what efforts have been made by his Department to secure a new tenant for the textile factory at Corwen, Merioneth, which was closed last August.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

This factory has been brought to the attention of a number of firms, but unfortunately we have not yet been able to find anyone willing to take it.

Mr. Jones

Is the Minister aware that about 80 women who were specially trained for work at this factory are now unemployed without any hope of further employment? Will he make a special effort to utilise the services of these skilled women?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Yes. I realise that this is a rather special case involving rural unemployment. I might remind the hon. Member that the Development Fund is available to assist appropriate light industries in cases like this.

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