§ Major Bruce
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in a position to make a statement of the steps he is taking to provide further employment in the City of Portsmouth and to aid its general recovery.
§ Sir S. Cripps
In order to promote the general recovery of the City of Portsmouth, the Board of Trade are giving all possible help in the rebuilding and repair of industrial and commercial premises destroyed or damaged by enemy action. 203W At the same time, we are prepared, in suitable cases, to assist the establishment of new firms to provide employment of the type needed to meet the requirements of the city.