HC Deb 25 October 1971 vol 823 c236W
Mr. Pentland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in view of the increasing high level of unemployment in the Chester-le-Street constituency area, what action he intends to take to provide more job opportunities for adults and juveniles in the area before the end of 1971.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The hon. Member will know of the many steps the Government have taken to stimulate the economy both nationally and regionally. As to Chester-le-Street, the Department will continue to bring the advantages, of location in the S.D.A. of which it forms part to the attention of industrialists seeking premises in the North-East.