HC Deb 05 March 1963 vol 673 c19W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, in view of the long-standing unemployment in the construction industry in the North-East, why Her Majesty's Government plan to expand this industry's capacity before existing capacity has been fully employed.

Mr. Rippon

The total load on the construction industries is expected to be heavy this year and to continue to increase. This necessitates a continuing increase in capacity to meet future demands. Special steps have already been taken, and publicly announced, to utilise the spare capacity immediately available in the North-East.