HC Deb 29 January 1959 vol 598 cc133-4W
Mr. Swingler

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the rise in unemployment in Newcastle-under-Lyme to the level of 5.7 per cent., what further steps he will take to attract or direct industrial employment to the North Staffordshire area.

Sir D. Eccles

We suggested to a number of firms that they might go to North Staffordshire. Some have visited the area but I regret that so far none has taken a firm decision to set up there.