HC Deb 20 June 1950 vol 476 c92W
75. Brigadier Clarke

asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the high proportion of unemployed in Portsmouth, what fresh steps he proposes to take to assist new industries to get established in this city.

Mr. Bottomley

As I told the hon. and gallant Gentleman on 20th April, we are continually doing everything in our power to assist industry already, established in Portsmouth to expand there, and whenever practicable to steer new industry into the district.

I am glad to say that the Paulsgrove Training Centre has now been allocated to a firm manufacturing medical supplies and quite recently my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply has sponsored a building licence for a new factory on the Fratton estate.