HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c426W
114. Mr. Randall

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the number of vacancies remaining unfilled in the Northern Region at November, 1967, compared with other regions in Great Britain, together with the relatively high figures of unemployment, if he will make a statement on the further steps being taken by the Government to bring employment opportunities to the Northern Region.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody:

New industrial estates are being established at Cramlington, Brandon and Workington, and consideration is being given to acquiring further land for development in Sunderland. The development area incentives which are available throughout the Northern Region, already higher than ever before, have been further reinforced by retaining the S.E.T. premium for manufacturing industry in development areas. All these measures will encourage the creation of further employment opportunities.