HC Deb 27 April 1961 vol 639 cc618-9
32. Mr. P. Wells

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications for industrial development certificates have been received from industrialists desiring to build factories in the Borough of Faversham during the period January, 1956 to January, 1961; and what decisions were taken.

Mr. Maudling

One application was received to build a new factory, and ten applications to extend existing factories. All were approved.

Mr. Wells

While thanking the Minister for that Answer, may I ask if he will note that there is great difficulty in Faversham in finding jobs for school leavers at present and that a large number of workers have to commute long distances each day? Will he take these facts into consideration when considering further applications for I.D.C.s?

Mr. Maudling

I think the record of applications to which the Answer refers shows that we are well aware of the problems in this district.