§ Mr. H. Boardman
asked the President of the Board of Trade what efforts are now being made by his Department to provide alternative employment in the Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley area in view of the decision to close Mosley Common Colliery at which 2,000 men are employed, on 10th February.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody:
The Board of Trade is operating a liberal industrial development certificate policy in the Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley area. Applications for expansions by firms already in the area are viewed sympathetically as are applications from new firms with projects suited to the needs and resources of the area.