§ 1. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade what further action has been taken to introduce more industrial capacity within the City of Stoke-on-Trent and in North Staffordshire; what are the prospects for the municipal industrial sites, in particular the Newstead and Stoke sites; and to what extent consultations have taken place over the need for industrial development with the City of Stoke-on-Trent.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Sir David Eccles)
The Board of Trade has brought the facilities available in North Staffordshire to the attention of a number of industrialists. Two firms are starting small projects there, though not on the Newstead or Stoke sites. The Stoke-on-Trent City Council has not asked for any consultations.
§ Mr. Ellis Smith
Will the President of the Board of Trade ask his regional officers to get in touch with the city council officers on this matter?