HC Deb 24 May 1960 vol 624 cc31-2W
68. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement regarding the progress made in the introduction of new industry to provide additional employment in Sunderland.

Mr. J. Rodgers

As I told the hon. Member in reply to his supplementary question of 8th March, 2,000 to 3,000 new jobs are expected to accrue in the Sunderland area as a result of extensions and new developments. Since then other firms have visited the area, including the empty Board of Trade factory on the Pallion Trading Estate, for, which it is expected that a new occupant will be found shortly.