HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 cc14-5W
Mr. Mack

asked the President of the Board of Trade if any steps have been taken to introduce and stimulate industry in the Audley and Kidsgrove districts of North Staffordshire, having regard to the availability of labour and suitable services there.

Sir S. Cripps

Yes, Sir. The Potteries District of North Staffordshire is one of the areas in which, after the Development Areas, we are making every effort to provide a more diversified industrial structure. Three Government-owned factories have been allocated for civilian production and, of 12 new building schemes approved for this district, nine are for the modernisation and extension of existing factories.