HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 cc263-4W
Mr. Pentland

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the numbers of disabled ex-Service men and ex-miners are rapidly increasing in the Chester-le-Street constituency and that few facilities exist for the employment of these persons; and what efforts are being made by his Department to attract light industries to the area in order to overcome this problem.

Mr. J. Rodgers

The Board of Trade would welcome the establishment of new industries in Chester-le-Street which is an area in which unemployment has increased in recent months. The Ministry of Labour Disablement Resettlement Officers are doing their best to place the disabled in suitable employment.