HC Deb 21 January 1969 vol 776 c83W
47. Mr. Will Owen

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take to cushion the impact of unemployment following the transfer of the Royal Air Force services from Acklington, Northumberland; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Frederick Lee

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence is considering whether an alternative Service use can be found for the Royal Air Force Station at Acklington, and the possibility of civilian use will also be considered. Acklington is in a Development Area, and efforts are continuing with the aid of the incentives available to industry to add to employment opportunities within travelling distance.