HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 c103W
Mr. Thorpe

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that unemployment at 12th February, 1967, in Ilfracombe stood at 11.6 per cent. of the employed population; and what new measures he proposes to take to alleviate this problem.

Mr. Jay

Recruitment is in progress in the Board of Trade factory allocated to Coutant Electronics Ltd., and I am prepared to use my powers to the full to encourage other projects which would create employment suited to the resources of the area.