HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c1275
16. Mr. Hayman

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has sent to the South-Western Council of the National Chamber of Trade in reply to its representations about inducements to attract new industries to the south-west of England.

Mr. Maudling

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to a letter dated 19th July sent by the Council to my Department and largely concerned with pressing south-west England's needs for improved communications. A reply has been sent, and the Council will no doubt be informing the hon. Member of its contents.

Mr. Hayman

Will the right hon. Gentleman do all he can to see that these improved communications extend to Cornwall, and particularly to my constituency and to the town of Camborne-Redruth, whose exports of engineering and other products exceed, for a town of its size, those of almost any other town in the country?

Mr. Maudling

I am well aware of the importance of good communications with London and the Midlands for towns in this area.