HC Deb 26 January 1961 vol 633 cc325-6
26. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new industries have been given financial help and established themselves in Cornwall under the Development Areas Treasury Advisory Committee or the Board of Trade Advisory Committee schemes since 1958: and from what areas these industries have come.

Mr. Maudling

Three firms new to Cornwall, one from Surrey, one from Devon and one new project, have received financial assistance since 1958. In addition, nine firms already in Cornwall have been offered financial help in expanding their activities.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that, as his Answer to my previous Question showed, although Plymouth is now in a much happier position, Cornwall is suffering from an unemployment problem? I hope that the figures he has quoted will underline that in his own mind and in those of his right hon. Friends.

Mr. Maudling

I believe that the problem in Cornwall is particularly difficult because of the distance from the main centres of production, and also because of the seasonal nature of the unemployment.