HC Deb 01 August 1939 vol 350 cc2209-10W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Labour what work has been carried out in North-East Cheshire by the Lancashire Industrial Sites Company, Limited; and whether a local survey can be made in these parts with a view to stimulating industrial development, with special reference to the process of setting up new and lighter industries?

Mr. E. Brown

I regret that no promoters of new industrial undertakings have yet been able to take advantage of the facilities available through the Lancashire Industrial Site Company, Limited, who I am confident have full information of local conditions and circumstances. in the Rhondda. Certain legal difficulties have so far prevented the commissioner from obtaining possession of the site at Porth which it is proposed to clear in order to improve amenities, but I hope that the negotiations will be brought to a successful conclusion in the near future.