§ 16. Mr. Chetwynd
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been notified of the proposed closing of a locomotive works at Stockton-on-Tees; and what action he is taking to find a suitable alternative tenant for this Government-financed factory.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend is at present trying to find an alternative tenant.
§ Mr. Chetwynd
As this is a Government-financed factory, will the hon. Gentleman make sure that it does not lie idle after the present firm leaves it in February?
§ Mr. Macpherson
We cannot guarantee that at no time will it lie idle, but we shall certainly do our best.