§ 8. Mr. Gourlay
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the 2W production of linoleum is being transferred from a factory in Kirkcaldy to Staines, causing the loss of more than 500 jobs; and what steps he will take to provide alternative industry in the town.
§ Mr. D. Price
Yes. My right hon. Friends the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the President have announced new incentives which I am confident will give greater encouragement to the introduction and expansion of industry in Kirkcaldy and other localities of high and persistent unemployment.