HC Deb 19 June 1956 vol 554 cc88-9W
88. Mr. Lee

asked the President of the Board of Trade to consider widening the powers contained in the Distribution of Industry Acts in order to enable him to encourage industrial development in those areas likely to be most affected by unemployment in consequence of the effects of industrial modernisation.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The powers are wide enough to cover the situation envisaged by the hon. Member. In practice, the likelihood of unemployment is greater if we neglect industrial modernisation.