HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c327W
110. Captain Crowder

asked the Minister of Supply why Mr. Henry Ford has been refused the necessary permits to extend and modernise his factory at Dagenham.

Mr. J. Jones

It is Government policy to encourage industrial expansion as far as possible away from the already overcrowded Greater London area. Subject to this, and to the present need to restrict capital investment, everything possible is done by the Ministry of Supply to help the Ford Company to carry out their plans at Dagenham.