HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c253W
Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will undertake, in conjunction with the proposals for the further expansion of Swindon, to take measures to encourage new industries to establish themselves in the area that will promote and sustain a properly balanced and full employment situation in the town.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The development and intermediate areas must continue to have priority. Subject to this, I am prepared to grant I.D.C.s for the reasonable expansion of local firms and for suitable firms moving to Swindon from London under the overspill arrangements with the G.L.C.