HC Deb 06 December 1962 vol 668 c215W
37. Mr. Popplewell

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is now taking to control the further expansion of industrial development in the Midlands and in the South, in view of the need to reduce unemployment in the North-East.

Mr. Erroll

I am using my powers to refuse an industrial development certificate for proposed development anywhere outside the development districts unless I am satisfied that the project could not be satisfactorily undertaken in one of those districts.