HC Deb 29 May 1952 vol 501 c183W
87. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to encourage and help local authorities to make provision for new industries in cotton districts, especially where empty premises are available.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Officials of my Department are keeping in close touch with the local authorities concerned in our efforts to encourage and steer new industries into the cotton districts, and are associated with a review now being made by the Lancashire County Council, in association with the local authorities concerned, of all the existing empty premises which might be available for new industry.