HC Deb 15 February 1967 vol 741 c116W
89. Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the decision of the proprietors of Messrs. Donald Clerk and Sons, Rutherglen, to close the plant and of the fact that consequently some 140 people will be declared redundant, what action he proposes to take.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

My right hon. Friend is prepared to use his powers under the Local Employment Acts to the full to encourage new employment in this area, which should also benefit from developments in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.