HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 cc14-5W
74. Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take immediate steps to improve job opportunities in Swindon, in view of the increase of unemployment and the reduction of jobs available.

Sir J. Eden

The employment situation in Swindon continues to be more favourable than in many parts of the United Kingdom. Subject to the priority given to the assisted areas, the Department will continue to grant industrial development certificates for reasonable expansion by local firms as well as for suitable schemes by firms wishing to move to Swindon from London.