HC Deb 02 February 1960 vol 616 c119W
95. Mr. Pentland

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the high rate of unemployment existing in the County of Durham, what steps are being taken, and of what nature, to induce car manufacturers to acquire favourable industrial sites in the County.

Mr. J. Rodgers

As the House knows, I am anxious to encourage new industrial development in the North East, as in other areas of relatively high unemployment; the needs of this area and the advantages it can offer will be kept well in mind in any discussion with the motor industry. The regional office of the Board has investigated a number of possible sites in the area.