HC Deb 22 June 1954 vol 529 cc18-9W
61. Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has now had, and what steps he has now taken, to find means of improving the position in the light castings industry in the Falkirk-Bonnybridge area.

Mr. J. Stuart

I am in close touch with my colleagues who are concerned with this problem and it has also been considered by the Scottish Board for Industry.

The light castings industry has benefited from the Government's greatly expanded programme of new house building. and will be helped by their measures to stimulate the repair and rehabilitation of older properties and by the Coal Utilisation Council's campaign for the adoption of fuel-saving appliances.

The export problems of the industry are, of course, a matter for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, and he continues to take whatever action is possible to help the industry in this field.

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