HC Deb 09 April 1963 vol 675 cc126-7W
76. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the visit of the Minister of State to the City of Stoke-on-Trent and other places in North Staffordshire, on the prospects of industrial expansion within the area, and on the possibility of increasing pottery exports.

Mr. D. Price

My hon. Friend welcomed the opportunity provided by his visit to Stoke-on-Trent to meet leaders of industry and commerce in North Staffordshire. My right, hon. Friend is confident that industry in the area, as in the country as a whole, will respond to the measures recently outlined in the Budget.