§ Mr. Alec Jones
asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in plans to establish advance factories in Rhondda; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jay
Two advance factories have been announced for the Rhondda; one, which has already been allocated to a tenant and an extension to it authorised, will be sited at Treorchy. A site for the second has now been found at Llwynypia. In both cases, the difficulty of finding suitable sites in this area has delayed progress; but we hope that the 311W site purchases will be completed very soon, so that building can be commenced. The large new Board of Trade estate at Llantrissant is also partly intended to provide work for those living in the Rhondda.