HC Deb 07 December 1953 vol 521 c189W
Mr. J. T. Hall

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in order to relieve anxiety prevailing among the workpeople, if he will make a statement regarding the changes contemplated at the Durham China Factory, Team Valley Trading Estates; and how far the continued employment of the trained employees is assured.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I understand that the Receiver who was appointed in October at the request of the Directors of the Company is endeavouring to dispose of the business as a going concern which would provide continued employment. As the hon. Member will realise, this is not a matter in which I could interfere, but weare of course very ready to assist the Receiver whenever possible.