HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 c131W
62. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development how many new industrial undertakings have been set up in Middlesbrough as a result of measures taken by Her Majesty's Government since the passing of the Local Employment Act, 1960; and how many people have obtained employment therein.

Mr. D. Price

Since the Middlesbrough employment exchange area became a development district in February, 1963, financial assistance amounting to over £500,000 has been offered in respect of 14 projects expected to provide employment for over 700 people. One of these was an industrial undertaking new to the area. In addition applications for assistance by 23 other firms are now under consideration.