HC Deb 05 February 1960 vol 616 cc171-2W
Mr. Speir

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any agreement has yet been come to with representatives of the motor industry regarding the sites of proposed new factories; and whether, in his discussions with the motor industry, he will bear in mind the needs of Tyneside and the many facilities it can offer.

Mr. Maudling

As my hon. Friend will be aware, certain of the major motor manufacturers have already announced agreement with the Government on the location of their new developments. In discussion with the motor manufacturers, as with other potential employers, I can assure my hon. Friend that the needs of the North-East, and the advantages that area can offer, are kept very much in mind.

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