HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 cc91-2W
70. Mr. David Watkins

asked the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to increase the rate at which new industry is being introduced into the Consett and Stanley areas of County Durham, in view of the increasing unemployment in those areas arising from successive colliery closures.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Consett and Stanley are Special Development Areas and projects there may attract the additional assistance appropriate to these areas. New industrial developments are expected to provide nearly 1,900 new jobs in manufacturing industry, and most of these will be for men. The Board of Trade advance factory at Castleside has recently been allocated and discussions are in progress with possible tenants for two other Board of Trade factories.