HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 cc98-9W
43. Mrs. Hart

asked the President of the Board of Trade what immediate steps he is taking to increase the number of new jobs accessible to the Coalburn district of Lanarkshire, in view of the forthcoming pit closure there.

Mr. N. Macpherson

My right hon. Friend added Lesmahagow to the list of development districts last December in order that he should be able to use his powers under the Local Employment Act to relieve unemployment arising from the closure of the Westoun pit. So far no firm has been attracted to the district, but the Board of Trade will go on trying to find new industry for it.

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