HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc36-7W
74. Mr. Hendry

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give favourable consideration to applications by suitable persons for assistance under the Local Employment Act for the development of the former Royal Air Force depot at Kintore for industrial purposes.

Mr. D. Price

Applications for assistance under the Local Employment Act, for sound projects to provide employment at Kintore are eligible for consideration under the Local Employment Act. The Board of Trade will consider any such applications as sympathetically as possible. My right hon. Friend has no powers to offer assistance to estate developers as such, since the Act lays down that assistance can be offered only to the undertakings which actually provide employment for workers in the development district.