HC Deb 31 January 1969 vol 776 cc399-400W
Viscount Lambton

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further plans he has for establishing further industries within reach of Acklington Airport, in order to absorb the unemployment which will result from its closure by the Royal Air Force.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Acklington is in the Amble Employment Exchange Area, where the full range of development area assistance is already available. It is also within travel-to-work distance of the Ashington special development area where a 25,000 sq. ft. advance factory is available for which we are seeking a tenant and where the board is negotiating to buy additional land for industrial development.