HC Deb 10 December 1964 vol 703 c207W
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.