§ Mr. Jagger
asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he would be prepared to allocate a sum of money to enable the derelict sites in and around Jarrow to be cleared and put into such a condition 1085W that they will tend to attract new industries to the area;
(2) whether he is aware that Jarrow possesses 1½ miles of river frontage situated in a most favourable position on the River Tyne; and whether he is prepared to assist in its effective development;
(3) whether he has considered the possibility of establishing a trading estate in the Jarrow area in view of its favourable position; and, if so, what is the result of such consideration?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As the hon. Member is aware, it is the duty of the Commissioners for Special Areas to assist schemes of economic development and at the present time active consideration is being given to various schemes of this nature in Jarrow and elsewhere.