HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 cc1380-1
26. Mr. Ashley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for siting an Inland Revenue computer in the Midlands; and if he will take into account the case for Stoke-on-Trent to be chosen.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Diamond)

None so far, but at the appropriate time a review will be made of all likely areas.

Mr. Ashley

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the considerable importance of this question to Stoke-on-Trent, particularly in view of the city's excessive dependence on pottery and mining and in view of the fact that unemployment figures in the city are twice the regional average?

Mr. Diamond

My right hon. Friend will, of course, bear all those points in mind.

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