HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 c1730W
Miss Wilkinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to give any further information regarding the proposed steel works at Jarrow?

Captain Wallace

My right hon. Friend informed the hon. Lady on 22nd February that the Commissioner for the Special Areas hoped to obtain possession of the greater part of the site for the proposed steel works by 31st March, and that in the meanwhile a great deal of preliminary work was going on. I am informed that this preliminary work includes investigation in regard to the necessary plant for the undertaking, and that the promoters hope to be able to place the orders for this plant and to prepare the ground for the erection of the works as soon as they obtain possession of the site from the Commissioner.