HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 cc232-3W
49 and 50. Mr. Ogden

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what proposals he has to provide additional industrial capacity in the Manchester area, to provide alternative employment after the closure of Bradford Colliery, Manchester, in September, 1968;

(2) what information was given to him prior to 7th June by the National Coal Board of the intention to close Bradford Colliery, Manchester, in September, 1968.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

My Department was informed in January, 1968, that Bradford pit was in jeopardy. The need for alternative employment for redundant miners is taken fully into account in considering applications for industrial development certificates in the area.