HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2205-6W
Mr. Sexton

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of new industries set up in the Barnard Castle division of the county of Durham with financial aid from the Commissioner of Special Areas; the situation of such industries; the amount of financial aid given; and the number of persons, adult and young persons, respectively, employed?

Mr. E. Brown

No application has so far been made to the Commissioner for financial assistance by any persons considering the setting up of new industrial undertakings in this area. Any such proposal would, however, receive sympathetic consideration.