HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 cc278-9W
60. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Technology what steps he is taking, in his present plans for development of the machine tool industry, to apportion that development among areas where there is unemployment and where industry is small or scarce, with a view to increasing industry and employment in such areas.

Mr. Marsh

The Ministry of Technology, in implementing the proposals contained in the statement about the machine tool industry which my right hon. Friend made on 14th June, gives full consideration to the interests of those areas where there is serious unemployment or a need for technological development.