HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc310-1W
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 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.