HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c178
9. Mr. Boyden

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates have been issued in the Bishop Auckland district since 7th March, 1960.

Mr. J. Rodgers

One industrial development certificate was issued for this area from 7th March to 5th May, 1960.

Mr. Boyden

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that 2,000 of my constituents are unemployed and have been for a considerable time owing to the contraction in the coal industry and in the railway industry in my constituency, and does not he think that his Answer is totally unsatisfactory?

Mr. Rodgers

More remains to be done, I agree. In addition to the recent issue, three industrial building schemes are under construction and the expected total employment from the four schemes, one of which is Government-financed, should be about 470 jobs.

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