HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 c2178
31. Mr. George Jeger

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what discussions he has had with the representatives of the paper-making industry on the implementation of the National Plan in those regions where they are engaged in production.

Mr. William Rodgers

My right hon. Friend maintains close contact with the work of the industry towards its Plan targets through his representative on the Paper and Board Economic Development Committee.

Mr. Jeger

Would my hon. Friend ask his right hon. Friend to have discussions with the Inveresk Paper Group, which proposes to cease paper production at its paper mill at Rawlcliffe, thereby throwing 200 of my constituents out of work? This will undoubtedly affect local regional development. Will my hon. Friend take up this matter with the firm concerned?

Mr. Rodgers

I will certainly take up the matter.