HC Deb 16 July 1959 vol 609 cc576-7
39. Mr. Shinwell

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any statement to make on the provision of industries for the new town of Peterlee and the adjoining district in the Easington Parliamentary division.

Sir D. Eccles

Two new projects are due to start soon in Peterlee; these should provide more than 150 additional jobs, rising later to over 350. Other developments within travelling distance of the Easington Parliamentary division are expected to provide nearly 3,000 additional jobs.

Mr. Shinwell

May I thank the right hon. Gentleman for what is the first satisfactory reply that I have had from him since he became President of the Board of Trade?

Sir D. Eccles

I am very glad to have been able to give that much satisfaction to the right hon. Gentleman.