§ Commander Pursey
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will state the number of firms from outside Hull intending to build new factories, 25W and the number of local firms intending to enlarge or rebuild existing factories, respectively, in the city who have applied for financial aid under the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act, 1958, and the result of the applications;
(2) if he will state the dates of starting and completion of the first new factory in Hull, as the result of Treasury financial assistance under the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act, 1958, and the number of unemployed men and women who will be employed.
§ Mr. Barber
All applications for assistance under this Act are made in confidence, and I am, therefore, precluded from giving details of individual applications. I can say, however, that fourteen firm and eligible applications for assistance for the various purposes permitted under the Act have been received by the Development Areas Treasury Advisory Committee in respect of undertakings in Hull. Of these, one has been approved, five have been rejected, while eight are still under consideration.