HC Deb 25 July 1963 vol 681 cc1752-3
8. Commander Kerens

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications he has received to establish industries in The Hartlepools; how many have been approved; and how many have been rejected.

Mr. Erroll

Fourteen applications have been received for assistance towards the establishment of new projects or the expansion of existing firms in The Hartlepools. Seven have been approved, two rejected, one is in abeyance at the applicant's request, and four are under consideration.

Commander Kerans

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for what assistance he has been able to give. Will he bear in mind that the loss of the Wylfa contract will leave an interregnum of unemployment in the next few months and will he do all that he can to hasten applications?

Mr. Erroll

I am glad to give an assurance to my hon. and gallant Friend that I shall continue to do all I can for this hard-hit area.

9. Commander Kerans

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further measures he will take to reduce unemployment in The Hartlepools.

Mr. Erroll

I shall continue to use my powers under the Local Employment Acts to encourage industrial development in The Hartlepools.

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