HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 cc13-4
21. Mr. Boyden

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what measures the Lord President has advised Her Majesty's Government to take to reduce unemployment in, and check migration from, south-west and west Durham since his appointment.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Science (Mr. Denzil Freeth)

My noble Friend cannot disclose the advice he may tender to his colleagues. The measures on which the Government decide in the light of my noble Friend's advice will normally be announced by the Departmental Ministers responsible for implementing them.

Mr. Boyden

Does the Parliamentary Secretary's noble Friend, and for that matter the Parliamentary Secretary himself, know where south-west Durham is? Will he take note of the fact that Aycliffe is not south-west Durham and that a great many things need to be done much further west in south-west Durham?

Mr. Freeth

I fully accept that fact that south and south-west Durham includes more than the locality to which the hon. Member referred.