HC Deb 07 May 1959 vol 605 cc553-4
63. Mr. Fort

asked the President of the Board of Trade what financial arrangements the Board of Trade is making in connection with the large extension to the Mullard factory at Simonstone.

Sir D. Eccles

The Board of Trade built the original Mullard factory at Simonstone where the firm manufacture television tubes. I welcome the firm's decision to build nearby a new factory, which will employ eventually up to 1,000 workers, to provide the glass for these tubes. Discussions on whether any Government assistance is necessary have not yet been completed.

Mr. Fort

Is it expected that Messrs. Mullard will install the same high standard of equipment and conditions necessary for the new processes as are established for the television tube processes in the existing factory?

Sir D. Eccles

This firm has a very well-known reputation and I am confident that it will take all possible care about the conditions in the factory.