§ 23. Mr. George Jeger
asked the Presisident of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the persistence of the high rate of unemployment in Thorne; and whether he will take action either locally or as part of a regional plan to alleviate the position.
§ Mr. Jay
I am aware of the unemployment in Thorne and, subject to the prior needs of the development districts, I will give sympathetic consideration to any proposal for an industrial development there. A plan for the region has yet to be drawn up but it will certainly take account of the problem of places like Thorne.