HC Deb 02 July 1962 vol 662 c18W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the Iron and Steel Board Report which does not see any hope for improvement in the steel industry for some time, if he will use his powers under the Local Employment Act to secure alternative employment in Middlesbrough.

Mr. Erroll

No. The rate of unemployment in the area is not such that it would be appropriate to make it a development district.

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