HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 c18W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give details of developments he has in mind which will provide full employment in Coat-bridge and Airdrie and thus eliminate the serious existing unemployment problem.

Mr. Erroll

There are at present about 8,000 jobs in prospect in the North Lanarkshire area from new building and other developments reported to the Board of Trade. Nearly fifty different firms are involved, covering a wide range of industries. These developments should do much to relieve unemployment in Coatbridge and Airdrie.