HC Deb 15 March 1960 vol 619 cc1100-1
19. Dame Irene Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action has been agreed upon to enable the firm of Smith's Delivery Vehicles Ltd. to expand its production on the Team Valley Trading Estate.

Mr. J. Rodgers

The firm is acquiring a site of nine acres on the Team Valley Trading Estate for the purpose of erecting a factory of 120,000 sq. ft. with its own finance.

Dame Irene Ward

May I thank my hon. Friend for that announcement and add, as my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Montgomery) said, how welcome this news will be to the North-East Coast?

Mr. Rodgers

I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for those remarks.

Mr. Manuel

What a change.

Mr. Rodgers

I am sure that my hon. Friend will be equally pleased to know that this new factory should result in 200 new jobs in that area.