HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc1279-80
21. Mr. Hayman

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications for help for industries in the Falmouth and Camborne constituency have been received since 29th March, 1960; and how many have been granted.

Mr. Maudling

Five applications for assistance under the Local Employment Act have been received from this area, of which one has been approved in principle and the remaining four are still under consideration.

Mr. Hayman

Will the President of the Board of Trade give special consideration to the needs of my constituency, in view of the Ministry of Labour June count? Is he aware that the unemployment percentage in Falmouth was 10.2, that in Camborne and Redruth an engineering works is now on short time and that redundancies are expected soon; and that, in addition, there will be fifty redundancies at the I.C.I. factory at Tuckingmill, Camborne, next month? Will the right hon. Gentleman do all he can to persuade to replace the industry which is going to Scotland with another industry because of the ramifications of its operations?

Mr. Maudling

I cannot agree to give special consideration to the constituency of any hon. Member. We must look at all of them in the light of their particular needs. As out of five applications one has been approved and the other four are still in play, I think the hon. Member is scoring rather well.