HC Deb 21 November 1961 vol 649 c108W
50. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that unemployment in Jarrow and Hebburn has for many years never been less than double the national average; and what steps he is taking to provide additional employment in the area.

Mr. Erroll

Yes. As to the second part of the Question, the area is a development district in which the facilities of the Local Employment Act are available and I shall continue to do all I can to encourage new development there. I hope that the advance factory which is being built between South Shields and Jarrow will be an added inducement to industry to go to the area.