HC Deb 01 November 1957 vol 575 c119W
Mr. Gower

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a general statement on the steps being taken to provide alternative industries in the areas of western South Wales affected by the closure of certain old-type tinplate works.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

It is too soon to say how many of those affected by these closures will be reabsorbed in existing industry, but my right hon. Friend is watching the situation closely in conjunction with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour.

Meanwhile, the Board of Trade will do all they can to interest in the area such industrialists as are looking for new premises and to bring to their attention the facilities provided by the tinplate works concerned, some of which, I understand, have been specially maintained with a view to their disposal for other industrial purposes.