§ 50. Mr. Urwin
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now give a starting date for the erection of the proposed advance factory at Houghton-le-Spring; and, in view of the high unemployment rate in the area, if he will investigate the need to provide more factory space in this locality.
§ Mr. Jay
I hope that construction of the advance factory on the Board of Trade industrial estate at Houghton-le-Spring will start before the end of April. It is too soon to add to the advance factory programme announced last November, but Board of Trade assistance under 281W the Local Employment Acts would be available for any suitable project for the area.
§ 54. Mr. Stones
asked the President of the Board of Trade when the proposed advance factory building in the Consett parliamentary division is to be erected.