§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any further information to give about the industrial development of the South Bank of the Tees.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Yes, Sir. I am glad to be able to inform the House that, in addition to the Dorman Long scheme already announced, Imperial Chemical Industries have bought 3,500 acres three miles from Middlesbrough in the Tees-Side development area. This estate will be used for the large-scale production of heavy organic chemicals from coal and oil. It is estimated that employment will eventually be given to over 10,000 people, and that 3,000 people will be required during the constructional stages of this project.