HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 c174
8. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that suitable land has been zoned for industrial development in Cheadle, Staffordshire; and to what extent he has been able to offer help in bringing new industries to Cheadle.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Yes, Sir. As my right hon. Friend told the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler) on 29th January, we have suggested to a number of firms that they might go to North Staffordshire.

Mr. Davies

I am grateful to the Minister for his reply, and in North Staffordshire we appreciate the interest taken by the Board of Trade, but I hope that when the opportunity comes special attention will be given to this area, which has growing unemployment.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

In the last 18 months we have suggested North Staffordshire to more than a dozen firms as an area which should be considered.