HC Deb 28 July 1953 vol 518 cc137-8W
131. Mr. Spence

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an assurance that the Buckie-Peterhead area enjoys the full advantages of other Development Areas in all respects.

Mr. H. Strauss

Powers under the Distribution of Industry Acts do not apply to this area which is not a Development Area. In accordance with the arrangements for this area described by my right hon. Friend on 29th October, 1952, the Development Commission are prepared to consider sympathetically requests for the provision and lease of small factories and for the other facilities within their powers.